Today we are very excited to share a special interview with author Rosalyn Eves (An Improbable Season)!
Read on to learn more about her, her book, and a giveaway!
Meet the Author: Rosalyn Eves
Rosalyn Eves grew up in the Rocky Mountains, dividing her time between reading books and bossing her siblings into performing her dramatic scripts. As an adult, the telling and reading of stories is still one of her favorite things to do. She is the author of the historical fantasy trilogy Blood Rose Rebellion and Beyond the Mapped Stars. When she’s not reading, writing, or teaching writing at Southern Utah University, she enjoys spending time with her chemistry professor husband and three children, watching British period pieces, or hiking.
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About the Book: An Improbable Season
For fans of Bridgerton, a Regency romance by Rosalyn Eves about three young women, their big dreams, and a London Season gone awry.
When Thalia, Kalliope, and Charis set off to Regency London for their first Season, they each have clear goals—few of which include matrimony. Thalia means to make her mark among the intelligentsia and publish her poetry, Charis hopes to earn her place among the scientific elite, and Kalliope aims to take the fashionable ton by storm. But this Season, it doesn’t take long for things to fall apart. Kalli finds herself embroiled in scandal and reliant upon an arranged marriage to redeem her reputation, Thalia’s dreams of publication are threatened by her attraction to a charming rake, and Charis finds herself an unexpected social hit—and the source of a family scandal that her heart might not survive. Can this roller-coaster Season find its happily ever after?
An Improbable Season is a voicy, swoony regency drama about falling in love—with another person, with new opportunities, and with yourself.
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YABC: What gave you the inspiration to write this book?
Regency romances have always been my mom’s genre of choice–I’ve been reading them since I was 11! As a result, I’ve always wanted to write one, and I had this idea about two sisters and a cousin percolating in my brain for years before I started to write.
YABC: Who is your favorite character in the book?
It feels a little like being asked to say who my favorite child is! I love all of the main characters, but Charis was the most fun to write.
YABC: How do you know when a book is finished?
This is a great question. As an English professor, I often tell my students that writing is never really finished, it’s just due. When I’m writing a book on deadline, sometimes that deadline helps me decide when the book is finished! In all seriousness, though, I can usually tell when a book is finished because I don’t have any more ideas for how to make it better, and the only changes I’m making are small ones (changing a word, and then changing it back–in other words, tinkering).
YABC: What research did you do to write this book?
All of my books so far have incorporated historical elements, which means a lot of research. I will say, research is one of my favorite parts of the writing process–I learn so much! And research can be a great means of procrastinating the actual writing. For this book in particular, I researched Regency-era details and customs. There are some fantastic books out there on the time period, and an abundance of online resources for Regency writers. I also spent some time reading entries in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (the publication Charis most frequently quotes from) to get a sense for what some of the “hot” scientific topics of the day were.
YABC: How do you keep your ‘voice’ true to the age category you are writing within?
I have two teenagers, which gives me lots of practice talking to YA readers–but historical fiction presents a special challenge in that teenagers in the 1810s did not speak at all like teenagers do today. When I write historical fiction, I will often spend time reading novels published during the time period I’m writing about (Jane Austen is especially helpful for Regency) to get a feel for the rhythms and slang of the era. Then I have to translate that through a modern lens–I want my characters to feel authentic to the time period they lived in, but I also want their language to be accessible to modern teens.
YABC: What type of scene do you love to write the most?
Banter is probably the most fun thing for me to write–as long as the words are coming. (I dislike trying to write banter when I can’t think of anything remotely witty!) I also really like scenes with big emotional moments: when characters fight, or come together and forgive each other, or realize something monumental. Those scenes are always powerful when they work.
YABC: How do you plan to celebrate the launch of your book?
I have three launch events to celebrate my book release (if you’re local to Utah, you’re invited to come!) I’ll be singing at Main Street books in Cedar City on April 25, from 6-8; I’ll be at Book Bungalow in St. George on April 27, from 7-9; and I’ll be at the Provo Library on April 29, at 2 pm.
YABC: What hobbies do you enjoy?
I like just about anything I can do with my hands: I like drawing and sewing, and I’ve gone through periods of intense interest in crochet and embroidery. I also like walking and hiking–I live in a beautiful area for that, with lots of red rock.
YABC: What do you do when you procrastinate?
As a university professor, writer, and mom of three, I can’t always afford to procrastinate for long. Usually I procrastinate one thing by working on something else that might be less urgent–I’ll procrastinate grading by creating book promotional stuff in Canva, for example. Research is another favorite way of procrastinating writing! But I’ll also sometimes procrastinate by playing mindless games on my phone (like Candy Crush or Tsum Tsums).
YABC: What’s up next for you?
My next book is a standalone companion to An Improbable Season, called An Unlikely Proposition. Some characters from an Improbable Season show up, along with some new ones. Interested readers can learn more here: An Unlikely Proposition (macmillan.com)
Title: An Improbable Season
Author: Rosalyn Eves
Cover Illustrator: Manjit Thapp: Manjit Thapp
Release Date: April 25, 2023
Genre: Historical romantic comedy
Age Range: 14-18
~ Giveaway Details ~
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7 thoughts on “Author Chat With Rosalyn Eves (An Improbable Season), Plus Giveaway! ~ US/CAN Only!”
Oh this book sounds just divine and swoon-worthy. I love that it written with YA readers in mind. I think it’s going to give such an authentic voice to the characters. Can’t wait to read this one!
The blue draft looks like my prom dress!
I’m so excited to read this!! I love a good book set during the Regency era!
My romance fans would love this!
That sounds like an exciting premise! I also like the cover.
I love this cover and can’t wait to read this book.
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