From the author's website
In her previous life, Victoria Thompson was the bestselling author of twenty historical romances, a career that gave her a great admiration for life in the 19th Century. Now she is writing the Gaslight Mystery Series, featuring midwife Sarah Brandt and police detective Frank Malloy, for Berkley Prime Crime.
A popular public speaker, Victoria has given her day-long seminar on HOW TO WRITE POPULAR FICTION to writers' groups all over the United States and Canada and has also taught it at Penn State University. She currently teaches in the Master’s Degree program for writing popular fiction at Seton Hill University. She is also a frequent speaker at writers' conferences across the country.
"I became enchanted by New York City, and Greenwich Village in particular, while one of my daughters attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. After reading many books about the village, and spending many pleasant hours dining, shopping, and just wandering the streets, I was permanently hooked!"
Victoria is a founding member and past president of Novelists, Inc., a national organization of published writers of popular fiction. She is also co-founder and past-president of PENNWRITERS, a statewide writer's organization in Pennsylvania. Victoria has served on the board of directors of Romance Writers of America (RWA) for four years, and was co-founder and the first President of New Jersey Romance Writers.