Maria Grace

Though Maria Grace has been writing fiction since she was ten years old, those early efforts happily reside in a file drawer and are unlikely to see the light of day again. After penning five file-drawer novels in high school, she took a break from writing to pursue college and earn her doctorate in Educational Psychology. After 16 years of university teaching, she returned to her first love, fiction writing.

She has one husband and one grandson, two graduate degrees and two black belts, three sons, four undergraduate majors, five nieces, is starting her sixth year blogging on Random Bits of Fascination, has built seven websites, attended eight English country dance balls, sewn nine Regency era costumes, and shared her life with ten cats.

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Christmas Post Index

After writing 5 (!) Christmas books, I’ve managed to fill Random Bits of Fascination with a plethora of Regency era Christmas treats. Here’s a Master Index of the offerings for your holiday reading pleasure.  (Posts marked New 2017 may not be up until later this month.) Christmas Scenes Stir it Up Sunday The Mumper’s Blessing …

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Not one, but two new Christmas books!

I don’t know about you, but nothing about this year has been normal. So why end the year in a typical fashion? I’ve ended the year by publishing a Christmas book a couple of times,but never wrapped up a year with TWO new books.  I’m excited to share with you a double book release for …

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Crossed in Love Ch 4

In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen leaves us to wonder what happened in Hertfordshire over Christmastide whilst the militia was stationed in Meryton. Take a behind-the-scenes peek with me at what might have happened. Chapter 4 December 16, 1811   Over the next fortnight, neighborhood dinners and parties offered numerous opportunities for contact with Mr. Wickham. …

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Reason #78 Why writing takes so long

#78 Plague of Rats   Authors face unexpected hazards while trying to get their books written. Historical authors sometimes face unique challenges as historical problems rear up their ugly heads and try to–well sometimes–eat one’s muse.  But never fear, that’s why authors have cats, right? Most recently, imagine my surprise, nay shock and horror that …

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From Admiration to Love Cover Reveal and Preorder

I think I mentioned this before. This year absolutely calls for not just one Christmas book, but two! Here’s a peek at the second of the two: From Admiration to Love. This one and Darcy and Elizabeth: Christmas 1811 are the sequel and prequel to The Darcy’s First Christmas, but you don’t need to have read that one …

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