Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Prairie Chicks Welcome Courtney Milan

On Saturday, March 28, Courtney Milan becomes an Honorary Chick when she guest blogs on The Prairies. Courtney’s debut novel Proof by Seduction is set for a January 2010 release and her debut story, This Wicked Gift, will be published in the anthology The Heart of Christmas due out October 2009 from HQN (her story shares the pages of the anthology with Saskatchewan’s own Mary Balogh). Here’s Courtney’s biography in her own words:

Courtney Milan lives with her husband, a marginally-trained dog, and an attack cat. Courtney wishes she could say she has lived in numerous fabulous places. But aside from her husband, there is a distinct lack of fabulousness in her life. Instead, she is happy when standards in the Milan household hover above mediocrity. Her husband attempts not to kill people for a living. In exchange, Courtney attempts not to do the dishes.

Before she started writing historical romance, Courtney experimented with various occupations: computer programming, dog-training, scientificating. . . . Having given up on being able to do any of those things, she's taken to heart the axiom that those who can't do, teach. When she's not reading (lots), writing (lots), or sleeping (not enough), she can be found in the vicinity of a classroom.

So, come on back Saturday when Courtney talks about selling the unmarketable manuscript. You don’t want to miss this interesting look into writing a romance that breaks the rules. Until then, go check out Courtney’s website and her blog, where today she talks about word choice and historical accuracy.

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