Willingness to Sacrifice
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Dual Duplicity follows a woman who dreams of becoming a physician but holds a secret that could ruin her reputation. What were some sources that informed this novels development?
While researching the Regency Era, I stumbled upon the biography of Dr. James Barry who is my inspiration for this story. His life choices were perfectly aligned with my protagonist’s desire and willingness to sacrifice to achieve her goals. And, I inserted Dr. Barry as an historical personality into my fictional tale.
Julia was a character that I loved following. What was the funnest scene for you to write for her character?
The scene I especially enjoyed writing was when Dr. Bennet Caldwell exposes Julia’s secret and offers her a proposition in return for his silence.
What were some ideas that were important for you to explore in this book?
Highlighting how women’s capabilities and talents were dismissed and suppressed by society. Also, the lengths to which a woman will go, regardless of risks to her reputation, to fulfill her dream.
This is book two in your 1832 Regency Series. What can readers expect in book three?
Gentle and Easy Death is Book 3 in this series. In this novel, someone is killing patients on a hospital ward and the question is…are these ‘mercy killings’ or are these deaths the handiwork of a serial killer? In either case, the perpetrator must be stopped.
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Posted on March 22, 2021, in Interviews and tagged author interview, Dual Duplicity, fantasy, fiction, historical fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, Patricia Catacalos, regency era, romance, suspense, thriller. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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