This year is going to bring a lot of changes for me! The first major change is that I will be writing Regency-set historical romances for Avon, using a new name: EVA LEIGH. In fact, you can already pre-order the first book in my Wicked Quills of London series, FOREVER YOUR EARL. As of this blog, I’m finishing the final draft of the second Wicked Quills book, SCANDAL TAKES THE STAGE.

Two incredible authors have given me amazing blurbs for FOREVER YOUR EARL.

“I loved this book! FOREVER YOUR EARL has it all-a dashing, rakish hero and a clever, ambitious heroine who is his perfect match. Delightful banter and delicious passion. Eva Leigh’s Wicked Quills are simply divine!” —Tessa Dare

“FOREVER YOUR EARL is a divine blend of depth, wicked heat and sparkling wit. Eva Leigh’s characters leap off the page and linger long after you’ve closed the book. She’s a wonderful writer.” —Julie Anne Long

As you might imagine, I was knocked out of my boots when I read these blurbs!

Does this mean that Zoë Archer won’t exist anymore? I don’t think so. But she will be taking a small break for a while while I continue writing as Eva Leigh. I’m going to be candid with you guys: I’m going to have to learn how to manage two pen names at the same time. This is brand new territory for me!

I’ve already established a strong Facebook Fan Page community as Zoë, plus I tweet regularly (perhaps too much!) at @Zoe_Archer. But now I’m going to be establishing a whole new identity, including a new FB Fan Page, a new Twitter handle, and even a new website. All of this will be coming soon in the next few months. I really do hope that all my wonderful readers will come with me on this new journey—it promises to be very exciting, while also opening up new horizons.

As for what Zoë plans on writing, well, that’s yet to be determined. But I do have a lot of ideas, so expect more books with more kick-ass heroines and the heroes who love them.

What’s the other big change that’s happening for me? I’m in the process of moving! I’ve lived in Los Angeles for most of my life, and now my husband, Nico Rosso, and I are finally pulling up stakes and moving to the country. It’s been 14 years since I last moved! They say that moving is one of the most stressful things a person can do, but since I’m very happy about a change of scenery, I hope it mitigates some of the stress.

Since this has been a text-heavy post, here’s a photo of my cats.

Whiskey and Phantom Bench
That’s Phantom on the left, and Whiskey on the right. You can’t be a romance author without at least one cat—that’s according to the Romance Writers of America bylaws. (Yes, I’m kidding.)

Do you have any big changes coming up?


Changes — 1 Comment

  1. It doesn’t matter to me what your pen name is, I’m definitely reading the books. Your characters draw me in. Bonus points for them being Regencies as I adore them. Preordered!

    Good luck on the move!