Arleigh Johnson

About me

My interests vary, but I’ve found a particular delight in Regency era lately, and my favorite Plaidy novels are the Georgian series. I’ve been posting book reviews at since 2007, and my Jean Plaidy fan site,, has recently had a makeover with much information added.

From my website

author interview & giveaway: Robert Stephen Parry on The Hours Before

Author Interview: ROBERT STEPHEN PARRY Giveaway for THE HOURS BEFORE listed at the end of the post. The Hours Before begins with an interesting character perspective. Can you explain why you chose this path for the introduction? Perhaps one of the easiest mistakes we can make in life (and the…

From Reader To Writer: The Evolution of Ginger Myrick

GUEST POST FROM AUTHOR GINGER MYRICK From Reader To Writer: The Evolution of Ginger Myrick – author of EL REY: A NOVEL OF RENAISSANCE IBERIA When I was about twelve, I found an old box of books in my grandmother’s closet. I had outgrown the material deemed appropriate for girls…

review: The World’s a Stage

The World’s a Stage Kathleen Kellow 18th Century Irish actress Peg Woffington and actor/manager David Garrick are brought to life in this rather hard-to-find novel by Kathleen Kellow (a pseudonym of historical author Jean Plaidy). Peg began life in a poor home without a father, and found her calling at…

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