My Heroine of Romance - by Lenora Bellby Caroline Perny
As we celebrate Avon’s 75th anniversary, Avon authors are sharing their heroines of Romance – the iconic authors who influenced them to become the writers they are today. This month, Lenora Bell, author of If I Only Had A Duke, joins us to talk about her Heroine of Romance:
Tessa Dare famously dedicated A Week to Be Wicked: “For all the girls who walk and read at the same time.” Bookish ladies everywhere rejoiced. Yes! She gets us! Tessa has a rare ability to blend comedy with deeply felt emotion. Her writing makes me both laugh and cry and her characters leap off the page and stay in my heart forever. We met online during Avon FanLit in 2006. In the following years she never gave up on me, always encouraging me, and other aspiring writers, to follow our dreams. She spins rich and satisfying happily-ever-afters in her writing…and advocates for them in real life as well. She’s a true heroine of romance.
About Lenora Bell:
Lenora Bell grew up in a tiny town in Alaska with no traffic lights or movie theater, but a very big library. A graduate of Portland State University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, she has lived and taught English on five continents. Lenora currently shares a cabin in Switzerland with her husband and two naughty tiger-striped kitties.