Monday, June 14, 2010

Bootcamper Data File: Melissa James

Name: Melissa James

Writes: Harlequin Romance, Suspenseful Historical Mainstream

Call sign: (ie nickname) Um, haven't had one since called "Freckle Bum Junior" in high school. :) Friends call me Lis.

Current mood: Excited! Going on holiday tomorrow. Can't wait.

Reading: "The Terror Before Trafalgar" by Tom Pocock - a bio on the life of Lord Nelson, and the times in England and France just before the outbreak of war in 1803. It is research! Also reading "Lucia: A Venetian Life in Napoleonic Times" by Andrea di Robilant. More research!

Inspiration: Sharon Penman, Elizabeth Chadwick, JRR Tolkien, Nigel Tranter

Web hang outs: Only historical research places! I'm a technophobe and not really into blogs and stuff. We do download shows like Fringe though - where we live it's always 2 years behind.

Favourite food when writing: Duh...chocolate!!! Peppermint tea is always good too.

Music listening to: "The Romantic Violin" by Joshua Bell

Watching: "The Little Dictator" with Charlie Chaplin (really!). I also love Fringe, NCIS, CSI...

Working on: "Dark Waltz" - mainstream historical suspense set in 1803

May release

Visit Melissa at her website.

1 comment:

Eleni Konstantine said...

Melissa, sorry to have posted this a week early!

Hope you had a wonderful holiday - what we do in the name of research ;))

Can't wait until we see Dark Waltz on the shelves.

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