I was born in a small town in Upstate New York, but I've made my home in the sultry south for many years. In the Frog Capital of the World, I share my home with my real-life hero—my husband, and a fat cat named Stormee. All our children are grown.
Given my love of history, I write both het and gay historical romance. Many of my historicals, as well as few contemporaries, have appeared on category bestseller lists at various online retailers.
Tarnished Gold, the first in my Tarnished series for Dreamspinner, was a winner in the 2013 Rainbow Awards, historical romance category.
My husband and I love to travel. We've taken no less than twenty-five cruises and countless long car trips, as well as completed a Civil War battlefield tour, and visits to many sites involved in the American Revolutionary War. Our 2013 anniversary tour of England, Scotland, and Wales gave me fodder for many new tales.
On a trip to Hollywood, California, I've stood in the footprints of some of my favorite actors—Clark Gable, Henry Fonda, Tyrone Power, and many others, at Grauman's Chinese Theater, and I've even kissed Mickey Rooney.
I write mostly gay romance, but do have many m/f romances to my credit. Though I have had eighteen titles published, many of those titles are now out of contract and the rights have reverted to me. As time permits, I'm rewriting everything and either self-publishing or sening the manuscripts out to publishers.
My lifelong love of old Hollywood has come full circle with my Tarnished series. The first book, Tarnished Gold, tells the story of Jack Abadie, a young man, who, in the early 19teens, goes to Hollywood to be a star. I'm proud to say, Tarnished Gold received an honorable mention and is a finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Awards.
The second book in the series is Tarnished Souls: Frankie and Gent, and it tackles the Mafia and their grip on early Los Angeles.
This series will continue, with stories about gossip columnists, cops, the infamous casting coach, fixers, and other topics. Stay tuned for more.
A bit of trivia—I pronounce my name, Bree-ta, and not Brit-a, like the famous water filter. Brita Addams is a mash-up of my real middle name and my husband's, with an additional d and s.
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