BT003. Horrific planning on my part

BT003. Horrific planning on my part

Guest: Julia Quinn | Host: Kat Mayo | Audio producer : Rudi Bremer | Recorded: 17/8 RWA

So we’ve had comments about the podcast jingle. For this, I used Fiverr for good instead of evil. A guy called Ryan drafted the jingle and I made some tweaks (to the words, not the music, because I’m tonally inept). It makes me smile whenever I hear the jingle, and I hope you do, too!

Anyway, I’m so excited about this podcast, where I had the pleasure of chatting with Julia Quinn at the Romance Writers of Australia conference in 2013. We talk about Tim Tams, the Bridgertons, the challenges of writing books with overlapping timelines, the appeal of epilogues, The Sum of All Kisses and the Smythe-Smith characters, humour in romance, and historical accuracy in a romance novel.

Warning: This podcast has spoilers for the Bridgerton series and the Smythe-Smith series up to The Sum of All Kisses.

And now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go reread the Bridgerton series…


Julia Quinn — Bestselling author of Regency historical romance:


  • Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn — BT | Amz | Aud (start from book 1 and don’t skip any books up to book 4)
  • The Perfect Rake by Anne Gracie — BT | Amz | Aud
  • The Lost Duke of Wyndham by Julia Quinn — BT | Amz | Aud
  • Mr. Cavendish, I Presume by Julia Quinn —  BT | Amz | Aud
  • The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn — BT | Amz | Aud (the second epilogues)
  • Smythe-Smith quartet by Julia Quinn — BT | Amz | Aud
  • Minx by Julia Quinn — BT | Amz | Aud
  • What Happens in London by Julia Quinn — BT | Amz | Aud


Anne Gracie


  • For the Quinn readers take III — The comment thread is where a lot of the discussion around the second epilogues, as mentioned in the podcast. Just bear in mind that this happened in 2006, and we’ve all moved on by now. :)

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  1. azteclady says:

    I am having an absolute blast listening to these!

    One of the reasons for my enjoyment, is that I’ve read most (if not all) of the books under discussion, so I’m neither spoiled nor lost.

    Thank you, Kat!

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