08/19 – WALT MUSSELL – JAPANESE INSPIRATIONAL HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Norway is the new Scotland! Kris Tualla ;)
I'm Kris Tualla and I write historical romances with Norwegian heroes ~ it's time for a hero who doesn't wear a kilt!
Now before you lynch me, let me assure you that I DO appreciate a man in a plaid as well as any other lass. And, I am a member of my clan, Bell of the Borders. But when I started writing in 2006, I didn't want to try to tell a new story in a market that was already crammed full.
So who else is sexy? Vikings! But they were dirty and violent. Fast forward to the 1800's and create a hero descended from them. That's the ticket!
I am a retired high school teacher and the mother of 4 adult children, and 2 wonderful sons-in-law so far. My earliest influence was Kathleen Woodiwiss - in the 1970's & 1980's I reread her first 6 books innumerable times! Then in the 2000's in discovered Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. Bliss!
I was fortunate enough to count Diana as a mentor - and she gave me a lovely cover quote for my first book "A Woman of Choice"! That was the beginning of the Hansen dynasty: 3 novels released, 2 more coming in September, and 3 more in 2012. Check them out at http://www.KrisTualla.com !