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.
RWA annual conference is like flying back from California on the red eye. It
takes about three days to recuperate. The conference is all about filling your
needs, the writer. You don’t stop except to sleep; to reenergize. Stop by and get some
bits and pieces about the 2015 conference and NYC.
The conference is in San Diego in 2016.
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taught history, and her weekly blog frequently covers historical content.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 schedule.
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
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1 comment posted.
I just wanted to say that I find it interesting how you switched gears in mid-stride from interior design to writing Romance!! At one time, I, myself, loved interior design, but loved the English language more, and wanted to take English once I went to college. My Mother, however, used to make insults about my choice. I think deep down inside she really wanted me to become a Doctor, because I was the most intelligent of her Daughters. Because I became so disgusted by her insults, I decided not to go to college at all, which was very foolish on my part, especially due to the fact that they would have footed the entire bill!! I've always had the urge in me to write, but that wasn't the reason why I wanted to take English in college. I just loved the language, and wanted to see where it would take me. Now I have a book inside me, and don't have the guts to get it written. I admire anyone, especially someone like you, who would dare to take the dream and run with it!! Congratulations on your career choice, and I'll be keeping an eye out for your books!!
(Peggy Roberson 11:33am August 1, 2015)