A Day in the Life of Dorothy Love

November 6th, 2015

A Respectable Actress

What is it like to be a writer? Dorothy Love joins us today to share an inside look at a typical day in a writer’s life. Keep reading to get the scoop, and be sure to check out her latest release, A Respectable Actress. Accused of the shooting death of her leading man on the stage of Savannah’s Southern Palace theater, famed actress India Hartley is sequestered at Indigo Point, the St Simons Island home of her defense attorney Philip Sinclair. As Philip works to clear her name India discovers that he is hiding a startling secret of his own. One that may well hold the key to her freedom.

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Starting off my work day with coffee and a little “Peace” and quiet

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After coffee, it’s upstairs to my office. Confession: it is usually not this neat.


Research is a big part of my work and I love having my husband along when his schedule permits. Here we are at the Shiloh National Battlefield in Tennessee.


More research: Arlington House, the setting for my forthcoming biographical novel MRS LEE and MRS GRAY


My goldens are a big part of my life. These are my two wonderful boys, Major and Jake. I try to take a break at lunch every day to play with them.


I love visiting my publishing house to see my editors and discuss new story ideas. Here I am on a trip to Nashville to meet my first editor, Natalie Hanneman.


Hanging out in Nashville with Tamera Alexander, my coauthor for the Fair Magnolias novella collection. Loved working with her on our Southern stories.


I try to wind down my writing day by looking at something beautiful. In this case, roses at the San Antonio Botanical garden.

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Dorothy Love

{More About Dorothy Love}

A native of west Tennessee, Dorothy Love makes her home in the Texas hill country with her husband and their golden retriever. An award-winning author of numerous young adult novels, Dorothy made her adult debut with the Hickory Ridge novels. When she isn’t busy writing or researching her next book, Love enjoys hiking, traveling, and hanging out with her husband Ron and their rambunctious golden retriever. The Loves make their home in the Texas hill country.

Find out more about Dorothy at http://dorothylovebooks.com.