Janet Mullany was raised in England by half of an amateur string quartet and now lives near Washington, DC. Persecuted from an early age for reading too long in the bathroom, she still loves books and is an avid and eclectic reader. She has worked as an archaeologist, classical music radio announcer, arts administrator, and for a small press.
Invite me to speak at your RWA chapter:
Writing the Hot Historical
Everybody’s doing it, but are they doing it right, can it be done better, and should you do it anyway? How do you create a convincing historical world while turning up the heat, and what are editors and agents looking for now? This workshop is a guide for the perplexed, shy, and curious on the craft of writing erotic historicals by two multi-pubbed, award-winning historical romance authors (Janet and Pam Rosenthal).
Doddering Butlers, Pert Housemaids, and Faithful Retainers: Busting the Servant Myths
If you write historicals, you know someone has to haul hot water upstairs so the heroine can be surprised while bathing, straighten out the hopelessly rumpled bedclothes, repair the ripped petticoats, and lace up the stays. Servants in the noble and not-so-noble houses of England were everywhere, the discreet keepers–but not always–of the household secrets. Learn what life was like downstairs in the butler’s pantry and servants’ hall, and who did what where and when upstairs to add historical authenticity to your work.
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