I love doing my blog. I have invited some of my fellow historic SMP writers for
interviews. The response to my invite was encouraging. I also invite my Connecticut
Chapter of Romance Writer’s (CTRWA) of America writers. Without my CTRWA group, I
wouldn’t even be here. They are amazing. One of our writers won the Rita Award this
year. We have quite a chapter in Connecticut.
How much time do you spend on research for your story? It isn’t only history that
gets researched, but personality traits, character names, location, travel—the list
is long. There are lots of pieces to the puzzle. Once you find all the pieces, then
you have to know how to put the puzzle together. It takes some ingenuity. Did you
know that fashions of the years before 1900 were referred to as costumes? And that
they were bulky,
cumbersome, torturous, hot . . .
Gail Ingis writes historical romance, loves history and romance of course, has
taught history, and her weekly blog frequently covers historical content. A native
of Brooklyn, New York, Ingis’s early days began and ended with writing, drawing and
music. Her inspiration to write came from books gifted to her by an aunt. But life
had other ideas.
After graduating from the New York School of Interior Design with a BFA in Interior
Architecture and Design and masters’ studies in Architecture and Design Criticism
at The New School (Parsons). Her career in interior design and architecture led her
to the other arts. Ingis founded the Interior Design Institute, a school of
interior design, that she eventually sold, but during her tenure, she was twice
asked by publishers to write a textbook, her efforts were thwarted by a heavy
Ingis resides in Connecticut with her scientist-writer husband. She and her husband
travel and enjoy tennis. Currently, she sits on the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
Board of Trustees and serves as Curator of Art for exhibitions at the museum.
She is a member of the CTRWA—Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writer’s of America.
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