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All About lcornell

Drop a nine year old southern girl, who loves to tell stories, into a small English village for three years and you might just come up with a Regency romance writer. That young girl (well- traveled Air Force brat) and her adult alter ego Louisa Cornell (refined storyteller of passionate tales of nineteenth century love) grew up all over the United States. Her childhood years in England gave her an undying love for all things British and a surprise career in music as the result of a school talent show.

With degrees in opera performance from Judson College and the University of Southern Mississippi she was fortunate enough to be accepted to study at the prestigious Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Her studies there led to a career as a coloratura soprano in German and Austrian opera houses as well as other performances in several Eastern European venues.

She retired from opera and returned to the States and her college sweetheart husband. After his untimely death, she worked at a wide variety of jobs – including high school teacher, college professor, veterinary technician, funeral home coordinator and bakery manager.
Writing called her name again, and she hasn’t looked back since. Singing some of the most romantic roles in opera has inspired her to write passionate, lyrical romance of her own. And unlike most of those opera divas, her heroine always gets her man AND her happily ever after!

Louisa lives in the wilds of LA (Lower Alabama) on five acres in the middle of nowhere with a menagerie of rescued dogs and cats. Her current hero is a twelve pound Chihuahua who has been banned from six veterinary clinics for his horrible disposition!

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Louisa's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Regency Ruby

Hometown:
Wetumpka, Alabama

Age:
50

GH Year(s)
2008,2009

Completed Manuscript(s)
3

Genre(s):
Regency/Gothic Historical Romance

Started Writing:
When I was 9, but really started pursuing historical romance writing career three years ago.

Day Job:
Bakery Manager at Wal-Mart

For Fun:
Learning foreign languages, quilting, animal rescue

Blog Posts from Louisa

A Day in the Life of a Full-Time Writer

I really love the scene at the beginning of the movie Coming to America when Prince Akeem (played by Eddie Murphy) is awakened by an orchestra playing soft music. A servant with a quiet voice says his name. The sounds of nature join the orchestra. Young ladies toss rose petals before him as he walks. […]

Writing Regency Romance in a 21st Century World

You know when you have to throw together a dinner party at the last minute because you forgot it was your turn? (One of these days you really need to figure out that calendar thing on your phone that tells you stuff like this ahead of time.) Or your husband forgot to tell you? (Plan […]

I’m 29 (Again!) and Here’s What I’ve Learned

  AGAIN !!     I have been celebrating the anniversary of my 29th birthday for the last 28 years. This year, I am officially 29 TWICE ! You do the math. In my nearly 60 years (Good LORD ! That sounds OLD!) I have acquired a B.S. Degree, a B.A. Degree, a Master’s Degree, and […]

People at Walmart – They Need an Editor (Your Book May Need One Too!)

After nearly fourteen years working at Walmart, there are a great many reasons I am grateful I no longer work there! One reason – I am no longer bombarded with live versions of those People at Walmart memes you see on Facebook. Trust me, it is far more frightening live. The nightmares are recurring less […]

Keep Calm and… Oh, Hell, Go Ahead and Panic !

The British are well known for their stoicism in the face of adversity. That’s what they called German bombs dropping all hours of the night whilst they huddled in bomb shelters or in their cellars and hoped for the best – adversity. When we were stationed there in the late sixties (I was a child. […]

Sometimes All You Need is a Good Shove

When we were kids, my brothers and I were horrible. I mean, how many children can say they were so bad, other trailer trash would not let their children play with them? That was us. As is often the case with horrible children, one of us caught the brunt of every wild idea that ever […]

Excuse Me, This Is NOT the Life I Ordered !

Guiding Light Foy Vance Well the road is wide,and waters run on either side,and my shadow went with fading light,stretching out towards the night. ‘Cause the Sun is low,and I yet have still so far to go, my lonely heart is beating so,tired of the wonder. But there’s a sign ahead,though I think it’s the […]

The Care and Feeding of A Romance Author

The long-standing myth about writers, especially romance writers, is we lie around dressed in silk on Victorian fainting couches eating chocolate bon bons, and dictating our novels to prim little secretaries whilst a hunk built like Gerard Butler in 300 fans us with a large ostrich feather fan. (Cue hysterical laughter from every author I […]

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