I write historical romances set in the ancient world and the Middle Ages, especially the Middle Ages. Why then?
The Middle Ages covers a huge period of time in the western world, from AD 300 - the rise of the Roman emperor Constantine and the adoption of Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire - until the 14th century. This gives lots of scope.
But the Black Death came, too, a plague - or series of plagues - that killed almost a third of Europe. The survivors were traumatized but also had new chances to prosper, something I explore in To Touch The Knight.
I write romances in which the history serves the hero and heroine and the impact of that history is shown through their lives. The Middle Ages gives me a wonderful backdrop for adventure, high stakes, courtly knights and beastly ones, generous ladies and cruel damsels, peril, good and horrible manners and amazing costumes.
I love the Middle Ages.