Scandalizing the Duke

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About the author

Leslie V. Knowles

I live in Southern California with my husband, who is also my best friend. Together, we raised two children, one of whom is married and the parent of three wonderful boys. The other is an aerospace engineer who made watching The Big Bang Theory seem oddly familiar.

I first started writing when a co-worker challenged me to write my own book after I complained about a disappointing story I'd read.  When I attended a chapter of Romance Writers of America, I learned a lot from the speaker, and left the meeting with a new story idea. I was working as an interpretor-aide for the County School's Deaf Program at the time, and the new story, about the reconciliation of the parents of a deaf child, evolved from that experience.

At the urging of friends and critique partners, I entered the Golden Heart Contest for Unpublished Writers. Silent Song was one of six finalist in the short contemporary category, and it eventually sold to Kensington Publishing. 

I earned my BA degree with teaching credentials in art and English, and taught both disciplines at the high school level. Between the regular changes of teaching assignments, and family obligations, writing was put on hold for several years. Once I retired, however, characters and story ideas began dancing in my head again, but now they danced to Regency music. Soon, Scandalizing the Duke was born, along with Chasing Scandal (a summer release) and Scandal's Choice (next fall). 

Be sure to go to my website, leslievknowles.com to see what other stories join the Wolverton World.