The Regency World, 19thC Women Writers, 19thC book trade, 19thC botany and gardening, (lots of 19thC culture), researching historical topics; editing;
Rachael Miles writes witty, sexy romance novels set in the British Regency, post-Waterloo. Miles' debut series--The Muses' Salon-- published by Kensington Zebra Shout—has garnered 4-star reviews from RT Book Reviews and praise from Publisher’s Weekly, which called Jilting the Duke, a "cosily scrumptious historical romance,' and Chasing the Heiress “a feast for the imagination.” As a university professor, Miles specialized in British Nineteenth-century Literature, Book History and Textual Studies. Series editor for Routledge's Studies in Publishing History: Manuscript, Print, Digital, she produced Romantic Women Writers Reviewed, a nine-volume series which collected and edited reviews written of women published in the British periodical press (Pickering & Chatto, 2011-2013). She edited the well-received collection on pedagogy, Teaching Bibliography, Textual Criticism, and Book History as well as co-edited, with Maura Ives, Women Writers and the Artifacts of Celebrity in the Long Nineteenth-century (Ashgate, 2012). She manages two digital projects, Texas Manuscript Cultures and Nineteenth-century Women Writers Reviewed. A native Texan transplanted to upstate NY, Miles lives in the woods with her indulgent husband, three rescued dogs, an ancient cat, and a herd of deer who love her vegetable gardens.