Sparky is thrilled (thrilled!) to announce that this coming week we will be interviewing two guests.
On Wednesday, March 19, Cara/Andrea interviews Teresa (Tracy) Grant, who studied British history at Stanford University and received the Firestone Award for Excellence in Research for her honors thesis on shifting conceptions of honor in late fifteenth century England. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her young daughter and three cats. In addition to writing, Tracy works for the Merola Opera Program, a professional training program for opera singers, pianists, and stage directors. Her real life heroine is her daughter Mélanie, who is very cooperative about Mummy’s writing. Tracy is currently at work on her next book chronicling the adventures of Malcolm and Suzanne Rannoch.
Then on Friday, March 21, Mary Jo interviews Alissa Baxter. Alissa was born in South Africa, and grew up with her nose in a book on a poultry farm in Mpumalanga. After school and university, where she majored in Political Science and French, she started writing her first Regency novel, The Dashing Debutante. She has lived in Switzerland and London and held a variety of jobs, including flight attendant for Emirates Airline and publicist for a television station. After returning to South Africa, she lived in Durban and Cape Town, where she wrote Lord Fenmore's Wager, then moved into contemporary romantic novels set in her native country. Join us as we discuss a South African writer's journey!
Sparky is so excited about these two guests that she can hardly contain herself! (Hint: there's more to come in the following week, too, when Mary Jo interviews Anne Gracie! More on that next Sunday.)