about the author
What is your favorite activity or hobby not related to books?
E: Watching sports! I am a diehard sports fan! The Kansas Jayhawks Men’s Basketball program, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Chicago Cubs, and the New Zealand All Blacks Rugby team are my faves.
B: I cannot relate but I am duly impressed.
Do you have a favorite bookish habit?
E: I cannot…will not…write in a book. No margin notes, no highlighters, no underlining! That’s why God made post-its. I flag places in my research books, but I cannot write in a book. Perhaps it’s the former librarian in me, but I cannot do it! I also cannot turn book pages down at the corners or leave a book open face down to mark my place. I’ve used some odd bookmarks before, receipts, ticket stubs, tags off new clothes, even a square of toilet paper, but not dog-earing the pages.
What book(s) are you reading right now?
B: Oooo, I think I’m overdue for a Julie Klassen read! (Your other title just sounds scary, I’ll leave that one to you!)
What is your reading style?
E: For fiction, I mostly read on my kindle or listen to audiobooks on my phone. But for research books, I like print so I can flag and flip back and refer to something again.
B: Wise methods, my friend!
What’s your writing style?
E: I am a plotter! I typically use post-it notes to write out possible scenes and then arrange them on a board or big table. When I have what I think is a coherent story, I usually tell it out loud to my daughter, who asks all kinds of logical questions (why did they do that? How are you going to get them from here to there?) and I sort out and plug the holes. Then I tell it to her again, and after she’s satisfied, I write out a synopsis based on my post-it notes.
My current story, a Regency Mystery, took about six hours of hard plotting and wound up with a synopsis that’s seven pages long. From the synopsis, I can create scenes and chapters to tell the story.
B: Mother-daughter bonding, I love that! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with us, Erica! I adore this series so much and can’t wait to read what you come up with next!
about the book
The Indebted Earl by Erica Vetsch (Serendipity & Secrets book 3)
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Release Date: March 23, 2021
Genre: Christian Regency Romance
Can Captain Wyvern keep his new marriage of convenience all business–or will it turn into something more?
Captain Charles Wyvern owes a great debt to the man who saved his life–especially since Major Richardson lost his own life in the process. The best way to honor that hero’s dying wish is for Wyvern to escort the man’s grieving fiance and mother safely to a new cottage home by the sea. But along the way, he learns of another obligation that has fallen on his shoulders: his uncle has died and the captain is now the Earl of Rothwell.
When he and the ladies arrive at his new manor house in Devon, they discover an estate in need of a leader and a gaggle of girls, all wards of the former earl. War the new earl knows; young ladies and properties he does not. Still wishing to provide for the bereaved Lady Sophia Haverly, Charles proposes a marriage of convenience.
Sophie is surprised to find she isn’t opposed to the idea. It will help her care for her betrothed’s elderly mother, and she’s already fallen in love with the wayward girls on the Rothwell estate. This alliance is a chance to repay the captain who has done so much for her care, as well as divert her attention from her grief. When Wyvern returns to his sea commission, she’ll stay behind to oversee his property and wards.
It sounds so simple. Until the stalwart captain is arrested on suspicion of smuggling, and Sophie realizes how much he’s come to mean to her. Now she’ll have to learn to fight, not only for his freedom but also for his love.
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