What are the some of the most interesting facts that you learned while researching and writing Once Upon a Prince?
RH: Ah, you had to ask… I just pulled a mental blank. Well, let’s see, for starters, Queen Victoria wanted to marry her children to the royals of Europe because she thought it would lead to peace.
Her great grandsons were George V and Kaiser Wilhelm II as well as Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra. They were all first cousins.
George and Nicolas look like twins.
Also, I realized in more depth how deeply WWI impacted Europe. Almost all of the royal houses fell after that war.
What other new writing projects do you have on the horizon?
RH: I’m working on the rewrites for Princess Ever After as well as a novella to be released next spring. Stay tuned for more on that front! After that will be the third Royal Wedding book.
What message would you like your readers to take from reading Once Upon a Prince?
RH: I wanted to show how God has a plan for us even when our lives look out of control or so unplanned it seems they will never get on track. Also, that when we surrender completely to the Lord, He never forsakes us. His plans for us are good.
There’s also a bit of a picture about how the power of love can change a nation.
What organizations are you involved with?
RH: I’m on the executive board of American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of Romance Writers of America.
What are some of the challenges you face as an author?
RH: My biggest challenge lately has been really utilizing my time well. When I first left the corporate world to write full time, I managed my writing time fairly well. But with the onslaught of social media, and nine years of working from home, I don’t manage my time as well as I’d like.
Working on it…