Alyssa Everett writes character-driven historical romance set in England in and around the regency period, from 1811 to 1820. If you’re trying to picture the era, think Jane Austen, Lord Byron, and Napoleon Bonaparte.
Alyssa grew up in Florida, where from an early age most of her favorite books had dukes in them. She spent her formative teen years working at a nearby theme park, doing just about every odd job a person can do, from collecting garbage to captaining an African boat cruise.
She attended Harvard University, where she met the man she would later marry, a darkly handsome doctor with a goofy sense of humor. After dropping out of the work force to raise their three children, she eventually began writing the same kind of books she liked to read–historical romance. Since she could make her heroes look any way she liked, she gave them topboots and expert tailors.
Alyssa sold her first regency, A Tryst With Trouble, to Dorchester Publishing in 2010, but financial problems at Dorchester led the company to close its doors before the book could be published. Fortunately, she was able to get the rights back.
With the delay of A Tryst With Trouble, Ruined by Rumor became Alyssa’s debut romance when Carina Press published it in May of 2012. Her second regency with Carina, Lord of Secrets, came out in March of 2013, and A Tryst With Trouble finally made its delayed premiere on September 23, 2013. Alyssa’s fourth regency, An Heir of Uncertainty, followed in March 2014. The Marriage Act, arriving in July 2015, is her fifth published romance.
A fan of Halloween, the perfect shoes, springer spaniels, Zumba and classic movies, Alyssa now lives with her family in Pennsylvania, where writing continues to be her favorite excuse for putting off housework.