All About April Bennet

April Bennet has been a fan of Regency romance novels for over 30 years. In a rare moment of confidence and optimism back in 2000, she decided that she would try to write one. Twelve years, two children, three moves, and three job changes later, her first novel, The Perfect Heiress, was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America 2012 Golden Heart® contest for unpublished writers in the Regency Historical category. She hopes to finish her second novel, The Ice Queen, before the end of the decade.

She is a huge fan of Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, Sherry Thomas, Loretta Chase, Julie Anne Long, and Julia Quinn. She has also been a known (but benevolent) stalker of George R. R. Martin since 1997.

April's Info

2012 GH Finaling Category

2012 GH Finaling Manuscript
The Perfect Heiress

April's Fun Facts

Firebird Favorites: Regency Historicals Part 2

Happy Monday, everyone! I know, I know, we discussed Regency Historical novels last week, but I received one last response that was just too good not to share.   Natalie Meg Evans loves the novels of Georgette Heyer and provides some thoughts on why stories set in the Regency era continue to be popular today: I’ve written before […]


Firebird Favorites: Regency Historicals

Happy Monday, everyone! I started reading the Signet Regency Romances when I was in junior high school. I have a feeling our school librarian was a big fan because there was a whole shelf full of them, along with books by Georgette Heyer and Marion Chesney. I found Jane Austen in high school and never […]


Firebird Favorites: HEAs

Happy Monday, everyone! Today’s Firebird Favorites topic is focused on the ending of a novel – the Happily Ever After. What makes for a memorable and moving HEA, and what are some of our favorites? One Regency historical romance with a HEA I adore is Julie Anne Long‘s What I Did for a Duke. The hero and […]


Firebird Favorites: TV Romances

Happy Monday, everyone! For today’s Firebird Favorites, we are straying from books but staying firmly in the romance genre as we discuss our favorite TV couples and shows. A television series typically ranges between 12 to 25 hours per season and allows the show writers to take their time in developing plots and characters, especially […]