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Bunny Rabbits and Romance Writing by Christy English

I have to admit, in my mind at least, rabbits and romance have little to do with one another. Though a romance-minded boy bunny did approach his lady friend while they were eating my backyard clover one evening this spring. 
She rejected him out of hand, as so many of the ladies in my novels reject their heroes. At least at first, before they realize that love is worth taking a second look at.
While I write my new Regency series Terror of the Ton for Casablanca, I spend a lot of time on my back porch, enjoying the cool mountain breezes while I am transported by my characters to 1820's London. The people in my books keep me busy, and make me laugh, but as much as I love watching their stories unfold in front of me, I must admit to daydreaming, too. Surrounded by beauty, I spend a lot of time looking up at the verdant green and drinking in the lush peace.
So far, no bunnies have worked their way into my novels, though I do have a favorite rabbit who comes by daily for clover.

I've named him Bitty Bunny.

Though I talk to him, he has yet to respond, other than occasionally to leave his clover behind as he runs away.
While I write, I get to listen to the flow of the waterfall farther up the ridge behind my house.
In winter, I can see the falls, but in the summer when the green covers them from view, I can still hear them.
Looking into the green of my backyard, with all its rabbits, birds, and flowing water, I wonder how on earth I ever get any writing done at all. Happily for me, I always do. But it is nice to look up from Regency England, and have all this beauty to come home to.

If you could pick your perfect writing spot, where would it be?

Christy English is happiest when she is dreaming. Her dreams have taken her to the royal court of Henry II in THE QUEEN’S PAWN, to medieval Paris in TO BE QUEEN, and now to Regency England in MUCH ADO ABOUT JACK, LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT, and HOW TO TAME A WILFULL WIFE, where she loves to watch her characters find true love, often in spite of themselves. Please visit her on her blog , on Twitter , or on Facebook


  1. Christy: I envy you and your writing spot. I used to write on my back porch and watch bunnies in the spring too, but have since moved and no longer have that pleasure. :((( I don't necessarily want to be "living" in nature (ie camping, etc) but I love to be surrounded by it. Enjoy!
    Michele Summers

  2. Nice pictures! We had a runaway pet bunny visit us for a few weeks...I had no idea they liked rosebush leaves (as well as poppy leaves and quite a few things from the veggie garden). What a beautiful place to write!


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