This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.
About the Author
The desire to write historical fiction has long been a passion with Brenda B. Taylor. Since elementary school, she has written stories in her spare time. Brenda earned three degrees: a BSE from Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas; a MEd from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas; and an EdD from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; then worked as a teacher and administrator in the Texas Public School system. Only after retirement could she fulfill the dream of publication.
Brenda and her husband make their home in beautiful East Texas where they enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and working in Bethabara Faith Ministry, Inc. She crafts stories about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people in her favorite place overlooking bird feeders, bird houses, and a variety of blooming trees and flowers. She sincerely thanks all who purchase and read her books. Her desire is that the message in each book will touch the heart of the reader as it did hers in the writing.
Interview with Brenda B. Taylor
Why did you write this book?
Since elementary school I’ve had a desire to write stories, but a family and career took precedent over my ambitions to be a writer. After retirement, I became interested in genealogy and followed my family line to Scotland. Stories about the ancient Scots stirred my interest. A Highland Ruby is a result of research into my Scots heritage and Scotland’s history.
What is your favorite genre to read?
My favorite genres to read are historical romance and historical fiction. History is one of my teaching fields, and I enjoy reading stories set in the past.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
My favorite character from fiction is Elizabeth Bennet from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I am working on a novella prequel to A Highland Pearl, the first book in the Highland Treasures series. The novella tells the story of the love between Andrew’s and Gavin’s parents, Aine and William Munro.
Please tell us about your latest book.
She must choose between a life of adventure with the man she loves or a settled, secure life with her betrothed. Flora Vass put Gavin Munro out of her heart and mind until he returned to Scotland after an adventurous five years in the New World. Gavin left no doubt he returned to make the bonnie Flora his own and intended to fight for her. Flora’s betrothed, Iain MacKay, and Gavin’s brother, Chief Andrew Munro, had other plans. Andrew needed her to marry the MacKay to bring peace between the two clans. Iain MacKay wanted an heir. War with England looms on the horizon, forcing Flora to choose between her heart’s desire and her logical choice.
About the Book
Title A Highland Ruby
Genre Historical Scottish romance
Author Brenda B. Taylor
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
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