The greatest thing about writing, I think, is the writing community and the friends I’ve met through it. Charlotte Jane Ivory is a writer of historical mysteries, gothic thrillers, and Victorianoir. (Gotta love that. First Noir, then Scottish Noir. Then my own invention, Cuban Noir, which another author, Hilary Jane MacLeod, suggested should be the name of a cigar. And now, Charlotte’s own brand of Victorianoir.)
Charlotte has a blog for genteel readers, Steam & Ink, that I adore for its intelligence, humour and wit (it’s on my blogroll) She’s represented by the terrific Donald Maass Literary Agency which represents New York Times best-selling author, Anne Perry, among others.
You’ve heard (read) me in the past raving about Don Maass and his book, Writing the Breakout Novel. Charlotte is represented by Cameron McClure in that agency. I think the tone in an agency is set by the person who created it, and I’m happy she’s in such good hands. I’m sure she’s headed for the bestseller list.
Charlotte’s current projects include a Victorian London murder mystery and others that you can read about on Charlotte’s blog.