Please tell us about yourself.
Though I earned a Bachelor of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, I discovered my true passion is in the much happier world of romance fiction. My roots are in the Midwestern U.S., but after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, I moved to Southern California where I share a midcentury home with my husband, a spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave.
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?…
My mother’s Sunday beef pot roast with pan roasted potatoes, and her homemade cherry pie for dessert. Mm-mmm, I miss my mom’s cooking!
What’s your favorite hashtag to watch on Twitter?…
I must confess, I love to watch the hot-button current event hashtags trending on Twitter (and they change day-to-day) to see the stories before they’ve been officially vetted. Sure, I know some of the posts are inaccurate, slanted, or downright fake, but I love when the folks on the ground manage to scoop the professional media, and I love the diversity of opinions expressed, even if they’re a little crazy!
Describe the perfect vacation.
The perfect vacation is a driving vacation, with no “gotta-be-there-by” commitments. I’d love to take that kind of vacation in the British Isles, if only I could get my driving brain to operate on the other side of the road!
What are your hobbies?…
I’m a knitter, and I also sew, nowadays mostly easy, straight-stitch things like curtains and table runners, but I do make the occasional Regency gown.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?…
My sources include blog posts and articles, memoirs, and historical books. For The Bastard’s Iberian Bride, I used Google maps to try to figure out the route to Gretna Green. I also love Pinterest for helpful images. I make boards for each of my stories to help me with inspiration and description. For the next books in this series, I’m reviewing books I read last year about 18th and 19th century smuggling in England, as well as early 19th century piracy in the West Indies. So much fun!
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?…
Please tell us about your latest booK
Genre: Regency Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R-rated
Daughter of spies
For a chance at true freedom, Paulette Heardwyn needs the fortune left her by her inscrutable father. But she doesn’t know what it is, where it is, or how to find it, and the only man with answers, the Earl of Shaldon, takes his secrets to the grave. Worse, the dead earl tries to force her marriage to his bastard son—and leaves her prey to a traitor seeking the same treasure she’s after.
Soldier, Steward, Bastard
Bink Gibson is ready to throw off his quiet life as steward to his old commander and head for India and the chance of prosperity. But before he can leave he’s summoned to the deathbed of the Earl of Shaldon, a meddling spymaster, a complete stranger…and his father.
And the Earl has set a trap Bink will never be able to resist.
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Award winning author Alina K. Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but her true passion is the much happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California and hasn’t looked back. She shares a midcentury home with her husband, her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave.
She is the author of the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s Ring, a 2015 RONE Award finalist, Bella’s Band, and a 2016 National Reader’s Choice Award finalist, Liliana’s Letter, as well as her latest release, The Marquess and the Midwife. She is hard at work on her next series of Regency romances, but loves to hear from readers!
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Alina-K.-Field/e/B00DZHWOKY/