Literary Birthday – 17 June – Deanna Raybourn


Happy Birthday, Deanna Raybourn, born 17 June 1968

Six Quotes

  1. One of the joys of writing historical fiction is the chance to read as much as you like on a pet subject – so much that you could easily bore your friends senseless on the topic.
  2. I could not love a man who did not love Jane Austen.
  3. I adored history, not the dry dates and boring battles, but the stories and the people who populated them.
  4. To know how a character will behave in any given situation is a necessity and a gift.
  5. If you lift the romantic element out of my plots, you still have fully formed mysteries. In the same fashion, if you pull the mystery out of a historical romance, you are left with a perfectly satisfying story.
  6. Without an expectation of success, one is rarely successful.

Deanna Raybourn is an American author of historical fiction and historical mysteries. Her books include the Lady Julia Grey series. Find out more on her website.

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by Amanda Patterson