January 5th, 2015

Since we have to wait until February 24, 2015 for WHAT A DEVILISH DUKE DESIRES, I thought you might enjoy an excerpt from Harry and Lucy’s book. Yes, Lucy is a new character, one you’ll meet soon. I love all of my characters, but Harry and Lucy touched me more than I could have imagined.

I”m so excited to share their story with you soon. There’s no better month than February for romance.  I’ll keep you all posted on news about the book. Also if you haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet, you’ll find a link on the home page of my website. Also, you can always reach me by email: vicky@vickydreiling.com.

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Stay warm!



Royal Wedding Dresses

October 10th, 2014


October 5th, 2014

I cried the whole time I wrote this scene.


Regency Waltzing

May 7th, 2014

Lives of Victorian Servants

January 11th, 2014

This is 60 minutes long, but absolutely fascinating. I hope you enjoy!


My Do Over Advice

July 24th, 2013

Do OverAt the recent RWA national conference, I joined my fellow historical writers Grace Burrowes, Katharine Ashe, Kieran Kramer and Tessa Dare on a panel called The Do Over. In this conference workshop, we spoke about lessons learned. I thought I would share my part of the workshop here with all of you.

When I began speaking, I gave advice to unpublished writers. The truth is it’s hard to keep your behind in the chair if you don’t have some sort of accountability. I suggested that they might commit to writing at least 100 words a day for 100 days. It may not be the best 100 words you’ll ever write, and you most certainly have to write far more than that once you’re published and on deadline. So what is the point of 100 words a day for 100 days? Habit. That’s right, you develop the habit of writing every day using this simple tool. I did this while writing my first book HOW TO MARRY A DUKE–and I sold it. Now on to the rest of my speech.  ~

First, forget the regrets. What you need in this business is:

  • A healthy sense of humor
  • Fabulous writer friends who understand in a way non-writers can’t
  • A damn good agent
  • Moxie

In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt: “You must do the things you think you cannot do.”

Such as:

  • Promote your first book while packing for a move.
  • Write a book in six weeks.
  • Do 50 blog hop stops while on deadline. (Don’t ask.)
  • Finish a book at 4:30 AM & on the same day travel to a literacy event in another city.
  • Agree to teach a virtual class and somehow manage to check the ‘homework’ you assigned for all 600+ attendees.

Yes, all of the above really happened.

  • Laughter helps, but sometimes a hug is needed. Be there for your friends when the writing life gets tough. They will reciprocate.
  • The best advice I can give you is:
    • Kick fear to the curb. It is a writer’s greatest enemy.
    • Focus only on what you can control.
    • If something isn’t working, find a solution. If there isn’t one, move on.
    • Be kind to others and share.
    • Celebrate your friend’s good news, and she will do the same for you.
    • Ring your bell. Sung to Anita Ward’s famous disco song – “You can ring my beeeell-ring my bell.” In other words, you need to promote, and when you do, make sure your editor, agent, and publicist know about it. In marketing, perception is reality.

Finally, for your entertainment I present the Worst Review on the Planet. I happen to be the lucky recipient. I’ll paraphrase the rant since the ‘reviewer’ cursed in almost every sentence: “Woman, you need to stop writing, and stop writing now.” For the record, Goodreads declined to remove it because they didn’t want to censure the reviewer.

Yep, a good sense of humor definitely helps.

1810 Waltz

July 2nd, 2013

This isn’t what I pictured at all!

Regency Dances: Cotillion and Reel

July 2nd, 2013

More Regency Dancing!

The Duchess of Devonshire’s Reel

July 2nd, 2013

How to Lace a Regency Corset

June 30th, 2013