Harlequin Historical author Amanda McCabe explains who is really in charge in her house!
I'd like you to meet the Boss Of The House, aka Abigail McCabe! (That is the title she gave herself, anyway, and it fits). She's not the only pet—there are also two cats and an elderly Pug dog, but the three of them are very laid-back, wanting only to find cozy places to nap and a full food bowl, so they happily let Abby tell them what to do and pretend to follow her instructions.
She also keeps the yard clear of squirrels, barks very loudly to make sure all the neighbors' dogs know she is there. She wears her Halloween costumes (almost) happily, and knows when it's time to write. I sit down at the desk, which is her signal to lay down in her bed next to my chair and curl up for a little nap—unless another pet walks past, then it's time to chase. She is also a great help when it comes to packing for conferences.....
Things would be far too quiet and lonely around here during the writing day without her, I have to admit!
Amanda McCabe wrote her first romance at the age of sixteen--a vast historical epic starring all her friends as the characters, written secretly during algebra class (and her parents wondered why math was not her strongest subject...)
She's never since used algebra, but her books have been nominated for many awards, including the RITA Award, the Romantic Times BOOKReviews Reviewers' Choice Award, the Booksellers Best, the National Readers Choice Award, and the Holt Medallion. She lives in Oklahoma with a menagerie of two cats, a Pug, and a very bossy miniature Poodle, along with far too many books.
When not writing or reading, she loves taking dance classes, collecting cheesy travel souvenirs, and watching the Food Network--even though she doesn't cook.
The Runaway Countess: Book One of The Bancrofts of Barton Hall is out from Harlequin Historicals in September!
You can learn more about Amanda and her books on her website.