Althea Hayden
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Adelaide, Not in the US, Australia
About Me
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I grew up in rural Africa, where books made up my world. I would read absolutely anything. But my favourites quickly became Romance Historicals and Regencies. When I discovered Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer (at varying times) I felt as if I had arrived.

It was a small step from there to wanting to write. I wrote a lot as a child but, to my critical eye, it was all derivative and I gave up - in disgust!

I have grown up and spent significant numbers of years in three wildly-different cultures - Sri Lankan, African, and Australian. I believe this has given me a unique perspective on life.

Once settled in Australia and working full-time I had very little time to pursue my writing dream. After the birth of my first child however, the itch began again. I enrolled in a highly-regarded part-time writing course at an Australian TAFE college, and so it has gone on. I own and operate a blog as my 'real self', have written a little poetry, and have had a couple of articles published - but best of all, I am working on my writing passion: historical romance!

I have currently deferred my writing studies as financial circumstances have dictated I return to my day job - in my other life, I am an I.T. geek.

Fortunately the actual writing goes on - thanks to an extremely supportive husband and family! I am pleased with how 'A Regency Adventure' (working title) is shaping up.

Please visit my blog, follow me on Twitter, or find me on Facebook.

Note: Althea Hayden is a pen-name.
Favorite Author(s)
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Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, Alexander McCall-Smith, Mary Balogh, Stephanie Laurens, Helen Halstead (who I recommend highly - http://www.helenhalstead.com/)
Favorite Book(s):
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Too many to count! Anything Jane Austen or Georgette Heyer is a clear favourite. Also Alexander McCall-Smith's 'No 1 Ladies Detective Agency' series
Stories on Textnovel by this Author
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A Regency Adventure   ROMANCE - HISTORICAL
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*** March 2014 Update: On ice for now, due to some other commitments in my life. Thank you to all the readers and those who have commented - please keep the feedback flowing, as I will pick this up ...More
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Clarissa's Homecoming (My NaNoWriMo 2009)   ROMANCE - HISTORICAL
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*** March 2014 Update: On ice for now, due to some other commitments in my life. Thank you to those who have read and commented on this story - please keep the feedback flowing, as I will pick this up ...More
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Alvira Pradgett, Professional Assassin   ROMANCE - FUTURISTIC
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*** March 2014 Update: On ice for now, due to some other commitments in my life. Thank you to those who have taken the time to read and comment on this story - please keep the feedback flowing, as I ...More
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My Poetry   POETRY
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Just various pieces I've written, that I'm brave enough to let others see! :) Of course, being poetry, they are forever being culled and shaped. Forever works in progress. ...More
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