Welcome to the online home for my Regency romance fiction. Please be seated and allow me to offer you tea and cakes, or bread and butter if you prefer. I am delighted to welcome you to my drawing room, and I promise not to be so wordy that I keep you past the polite amount of time for a morning call. I started telling myself stories at an early age – pre-school. I wrote my first (of many) unfinished stories in 7th grade, and my Muse not only found me, she carried me off. My first exposure to Regency romance was in college, specifically The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer. I rejected it. It was the early 70s, and I was much too serious for such frivolity. But a few years after graduation, in a bundle of books from a bargain bin, I found a couple of Ms. Heyer’s stories, read them, and I was hooked. Why write Regency romance, when there are so many other kinds? I’m not sure. I just know that, in all my reading of romance novels, only Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen have led my Muse toward emulation. My stories are of the kind known as “sweet” Regencies. Almost no sex or violence, in other words. I’ve written the kind of stories that I enjoy reading. A few random things about me: I write fantasy under my real name, Kathy Ann Trueman. I participate in National Novel Writing Month every year, under the name Hikarikat. I live in rural Texas with my best friend (and beta reader) and a lot of animals (3 dogs. 2 cats, 3 birds, and 2 horses). I am blissfully retired and enjoying country life and writing. I’m a voracious reader, across a wide variety of genres, but I am not fond of “literary” fiction. I love movies and TV series. I’ve written fanfiction, the best of which is still out there at fanfiction.net. I love animals, all animals, except insects – I’m phobic about those. I won’t kill them, but I’ll run screaming from them. I am an Army brat, and I’ve lived in five states and two foreign countries. I have a degree in English from Frostburg State University in Maryland.