Hi, I'm Lindsay Townsend. Since this is my first post to SRNWrites, I'll tell you a bit about myself. I'm English, living in Yorkshire with a husband and a degree in history. I write medieval romance and ancient world romance mostly, though when I first started I wrote modern romantic suspense.
Currently I have two publishers. Kensington Zebra do my medievals, which are all set in England so far - A Knight's Vow, which came out in the spring, A Knight's Captive, which appears next spring, and two more to follow. Bookstrand have taken some ancient world books - Flavia's Secret, set in Roman Britain, is the first to appear - and a revised version of a short romantic suspense book, A Secret Treasure, set on the Greek island of Rhodes in the 1930s.
Details of my books are on my own blog at http://lindsaysbookchat.blogspot.com, if you'd like to visit sometime.
Although I'm a romantic at heart, I'm also keen to create as realistic a feel of the history as I can, which keeps my characters grounded. I'm also no fan of the lantern-jawed, self-obsessed alpha male, so my knights, centurions or what-have-you all have quirks and weaknesses. My heroines tend to be gentle but determined and good in a crisis. The one I'm writing right now, however - for the third knight book - is fairly spiky and I'm enjoying writing her because of the humour in the relationship between her and the hero - I'm not giving anything else away just yet!