The historical romance world is reeling from the death of Jo Beverley this week. Jo was not only a talented author, but one of the most generous ladies I’ve had the pleasure to know. A great light has truly gone out.
It is with absolute devastation that I discovered yesterday that my favorite romance author, Jo Beverley, has died.
Mary Jo Putney, a member of her blogging group Word Wenches, posted about Jo’s life and death, which you can find here. It is a wonderful memorial to her long-time friend.
This brief post will tell you a bit about my personal feelings for Jo, who was a great inspiration for me as a writer.
My introduction to Jo Beverley’s writing was in a short story, “The Determined Bride,” set in the Georgian period. It so enchanted me with the characters and the neat way she plotted it, that I started collecting her books, both Regency and Georgian. And immediately grew to love anything she wrote. I read them mostly out of sequence, picking up the paperback books through Amazon, used book stores, thrift…
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