A.S. Fenichel gave up a successful career in New York City to follow her husband to Texas and pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional writer. She’s never looked back.
A.S. adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story.
Multi-published in historical, paranormal, erotic and contemporary romance, A.S. is the author of The Forever Brides series, the Everton Domestic Society series, and more. With several books currently contracted, A.S. will be bringing you her brand of edgy romance for years to come.
Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in the Southern Missouri with her real-life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, puttering in her garden and spoiling her fussy cat.Website Link: http://asfenichel.com
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BOOK BLURB:Can a broken engagement ignite the spark of true love?
Sylvia Dowder had almost made it to the altar when her fiancé unexpectedly became a viscount, and dropped her like a stale crumpet to make a more “suitable” match. Though Sylvia’s heart has been crushed, her spirit has not. She puts her wits and social savvy to use as a secret gossip columnist—and as the Everton Domestic Society’s party planner to the ton. Luckily, she’s not in danger of ever falling for an aristocrat again…
Especially not one like Anthony Braighton, Earl of Grafton. Raised in America, Anthony sees no reason to marry when he can enjoy all the perks of being an eligible earl. Determined to convince his family he doesn’t need a wife, he hires Sylvia to act as hostess and decorator for upcoming parties. Yet Sylvia is as adept at captivating his interest as she is at beautifying his home. And despite this Everton lady’s aversion to titled men, some attractions can’t be denied—and love rarely does go where it’s told . . .
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Thank you for your time in answering our questions about getting published. Let’s begin by having you explain to us why you decided to become an author and pen this book?
A.S.: I became an author because I had stories in my head. I wrote the for years and years, seventeen to be exact, getting rejection after rejection. I hoped one day I would hone my skills enough and connect with an editor who loved my stories as much as I did. Eventually that happened. J
I love to write empowered women regardless of the time period the book is set in. It’s easy to write an ass kicking woman in modern day, but Regency times demanded women be meek. Or did they? Even Jane Austen wrote about women with minds of their own and the ability to make their own decisions. She herself did as much. I created the Everton Domestic Society so that my ladies would have a safety net where they could become the magnificent women they’d been written to be.
Is this your first book?
With this particular book, how did you publish – traditional, small press, Indie, etc. – and why did you choose this method?
A.S.: I’m traditionally published with Kensington Books in their Lyrical Press line. Kensington is a mid-sized publisher. Not as big as the big 5 but quite substantial.
I prefer traditional publishing because it gives me more time for writing and editing. I’m not fond of the work required for self-publishing, though I admire writers who do it all and do it well.
Can you tell us a little about your publishing journey? The pros and cons?
I enjoy writing for Kensington. They are like family to me and have done much for my career. I signed with an agent last year and have high hopes that together we will push my career to the next level.
What lessons do you feel you learned about your particular publishing journey and about the publishing industry as a whole?
A.S.: If being an author is what you want, never give up and grow a thick skin. You will need it.
Would you recommend this method of publishing to other authors?
A.S.: I don’t think one way or another is better. It’s a personal choice, a matter of finances and control of your work. I trust my publisher and am happy to hand over that side of the business to them. Each author must make this determination for themselves.
What’s the best advice you can give to aspiring authors?
A.S.: Don’t give up, hone your craft and find a group of like-minded writers to support you.