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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

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  • JoinedApril 23, 2013


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thequietwriter thequietwriter May 29, 2020 10:40PM
Many of you will have noticed I began a fanfic story today. This is the third of a mini-series I began long ago about Irene Adler's daughter meeting and helping Sherlock Holmes. I'm posting this one...
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The Schoolgirl Affair (A Sherlock Holmes and Serena Norton Story #3) by thequietwriter
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Eugenia (A Lady's Maid Trilogy Novella) First Chapter Preview by thequietwriter
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Grace (A Sinclair Society Novella) by thequietwriter
Grace (A Sinclair Society Novella)
Grace Anderson was certain her future was secure when she accepted the proposal of Jonathan Sinclair. When he...
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