Tuesday, April 24, 2012

M.M. Bennetts

We're getting to know M.M. Bennetts a little better today. It is always interesting to hear someone describe themselves, or talk about their own work. Here's what M.M. has to say about herself...

"History, poetry, music and horses probably sums it up.
For some twenty years, I was a book critic for the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor, specialising in history and fiction. 
In researching the period of the novels, I have attended scholarly conferences marking the bicentennial of Trafalgar; studied the architecture, furnishings and art of the period; and read upwards of an hundred relevant histories and biographies, as well as the eyewitness accounts of Prime Minister Perceval’s assassination found in the newspapers and magazines of May and June 1812.
An avid cross country rider, also–so they tell me–an accomplished pianist and accompanist, having regularly performed music of the period of my novels."

M.M. has a question and answer page on her website where you kind find out even more about this fantastic author, and selections from her book reviews. So head on over and check it out!