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My writing career began, as many have, with fanfiction. While some of these stories are here, the majority can be found on Fanfiction.net under the pen name: Eclectic Butterfly.

Though I have a few fanfiction stories here, my main writing is in the historical genre. In the Regency era, I have three published novels, which I have posted the first chapters of here: Emily's Choice, A Chaotic Courtship, and Not My Idea. My trilogy, the Lady's Maid Trilogy (with the connecting novellas) will remain here until I publish them.

My Hands Hold My Story is my first YA Historical book. The sequel is planned for me to begin writing later this year, and I'm looking forward to sharing it with my readers.

In what little spare time I have, I am a book reviewer for a book site, so I always have a list of books to read, which can be a distraction when I need to write.

You can find me on Instagram: bethanyswafford

Thanks for stopping by!
  • JoinedApril 23, 2013


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