I’m a former printing and publishing employee, now an aspiring historical romance author. After university, I worked for a printer in Dorset for 15 months and then for five years in the Production department of Hachette Children’s Books in London. Consequently, I can now be found in bookshops closely examining cover finishes, reading imprint pages and inhaling that unique new-book smell.
Thanks to these wonderful jobs and an out-of-hand book obsession, I’m the proud owner of a ridiculous number of books and am having serious storage issues (I remain firmly in team printed book and not team e-book). And, despite my sojourn in the publishing world, the ‘getting published’ side of things remains a bit of a mystery that I’m still trying to navigate.
I moved back to the beautiful Dorset in 2011 and love a good exploring walk with my extraordinarily handsome black Labrador, Sinjun. I currently have a completely un-book related full-time day job and am also a fibromyalgia and Ehler-Danlos Syndrome type 3 warrior. To me, there aren’t many things in the world that are better than snuggling up with a hot cuppa, a good book, something sinful to snack on and a snoring dog on my lap. As Neil Gaiman says: “A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.”
I started my historical romance love affair as a teenager and it has only got more serious with time (to the point where it’s now a significant detriment to my bank balance). I *may* have absolutely no willpower when it comes to books. I love pretty much all historical romance, from factional accounts of real-life people to well-researched fiction. Some of my all-time favourite authors include Elizabeth Chadwick, Sharon Penman, Susan Johnson, Sylvia Day and Judith Ivory. Look them up if you’re unfamiliar, they’re awesome.
I’m currently working on a medieval romance set in the 1100’s, hence my current obsession with all things medieval (despite a degree in Modern History). Do follow my blog and me on twitter @eleanorsauthor for random bookish things and many dog pictures.