There are those who say romance novels are fairy tales written for grown women. I happen to like fairytales. One of my favorite Broadway musicals, Cinderella, is based on a fairytale.
Through the pages of romance novels, I have played pall mall with the Bridgertons. I have had tea with the very high-in-the-instep Bedwyns. I’ve plotted with the Desperate Duchesses and giggled with the Wallflowers.
I have loved it all so much that I decided to try my hand at writing some “fairytales” of my own.
I have wanted to be a writer since I was nine years old. A career as an opera singer - a tale of adventure in itself - and the twists and turns of life have taught me that fate and love are the two most powerful forces in the universe.
I've sung opera in Salzburg. I've lived in a small English village. I've been a teacher, a veterinary technician, and a funeral home coordinator. Now I manage a bakery. I create confections to help people celebrate those moments in life that bring us all joy.
Through it all I've seen my share of villains and ogres, frogs and princes, heroes and heroines. This much I know to be true. None of life's characters are ever what they seem. Everyone is something more, and something less. Love is the one thing that lays our souls bare to each other. Love creates the only real beauty in the world.
For a long time, reading fairytales was enough for me. Then I had to write them, because there are stories in my head that simply must be told.
Afternoon Tea with Louisa Cornell...