I have joined the group of writers who have put themselves in the capable hands of the Fresh Fiction team in a deliberate attempt to broaden my reader base. I have many loyal followers, and I value every one of them. However, writers are greedy--there is always room for more. I write historically accurate love stories, most of them set in Regency England, with special emphasis on a deep identification with the main characters and their developing love relationship. If you have discovered me here for the first time, either on this page or at a blog or contest, do let me know on my Facebook page or in the guest book at my web site. I will be absolutely delighted!
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Mary Balogh grew up in Wales. Before she was ten, she was writing long, long stories about children having spectacular adventures and always emerging victorious. For one of her stories she won a large box filled with Cadbury's chocolate bars, a far more gratifying prize than any trophy to a ten-year-old, especially in post-World War II Britain.
Many years passed before she became a published author. All those pesky things like school and university and a teaching career and marriage and motherhood to three children got in the way of what seemed like a mere dream. Oh, and the move to Canada, which was supposed to be for two years but turned out to be permanent. But it happened eventually--the publication of that first book, A MASKED DECEPTION, a Regency romance, in 1985, and a two-book contract.
Twenty-seven years and five grandchildren and one great-grandchild later, Mary has almost one hundred published novels and novellas to her credit, all of them historical romances, most of them set in the Regency era in England. She has won numerous awards and, to date, has had nineteen books on the New York Times bestselling list. She lives in Saskatchewan, Canada, with her husband of forty-three years. They divide their time between the rural town of Kipling (summers) and the capital city of Regina (winters).