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I'm English-born, with a degree in English & French, and before moving to the USA I worked as a fine art / antiques appraiser, running my own auction house and appearing as an on-screen antiques expert for three different UK BBC TV shows (Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and Put Your Money), each of which has up to 2.5 million viewers.
I write Regency Historicals, and have with a good knowledge of history and language of the Regency era (amongst others!)
I've spoken to various RWA chapters about historical accuracy (and how to enrich your stories with historical details), how to use the past for inspiration, the links between 'story' and 'history', and the similarities between my two professions - auctioneer and romance writer.
I've even given antiques-roadshow type 'show -and-tell' events where I appraise member's own items, or bring my personal collections of historical artifacts and use them as a springboard for discussion.
Happy to talk about all kinds of Historical subjects, really!
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Kate Bateman (writing as K. C. Bateman) wrote her first historical romance in response to a $1 bet with her husband who rashly claimed she'd 'never finish the thing.' She gleefully proved him wrong with a historical set in the Italian Renaissance. Now writing for Random House Loveswept, her latest 'Covert Affairs' trilogy features her trademark feisty, intelligent heroines, wickedly inappropriate banter, and heroes you want to alternately strangle and kiss--all mixed up in the intrigue and turmoil of the Napoleonic wars.
When not traveling to exotic locations 'for research', Kate leads a double life as a fine art appraiser and on-screen antiques expert for several TV shows in the UK, each of which has up to 2.5 million viewers. She splits her time between Illinois and her native England and writes despite three inexhaustible children and a husband who has flatly refused to read any of her books 'unless she hits the NY Times Bestseller list.' It is - naturally - her fervent desire to force the semi-illiterate, number-loving cynic to do so. He still owes her that dollar.