About Me

With Russian blood on my father’s side and English on my mother’s, I blame my ancestors for the lethal combination of my DNA that influences my stories. Tragedy and drama might be found between the pages, but I usually give readers a happy ending, except in this case.

I live in the beautiful, but rainy, Pacific Northwest. My hobby (more of my obsession) is researching my English ancestry and expanding my family tree. Betty Raven is my fourth great grandmother (born 1771 in Southam, Warwickshire, England). I borrowed her last name. To keep the memory of my ancestors alive, I often use their names in my novels.

My usual genre is historical fiction with romantic elements and historical romance set in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. I also write under the name of Vicki Hopkins. Visit my Official Website for a list of books.

The Baron’s Obsession was my first attempt at a dark Gothic novel.