Bestselling and award-winning author Sofie Darling’s passion for historical romance began in middle school the moment she cracked open Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. An instant and enduring love affair was born.
Sofie spent much of her twenties raising two boys and reading every romance she could get her hands on. Once she realized she simply must write the books she loved, she finished her English degree and set pencil to paper. (Ticonderoga #2 is her quill of choice.)
When she’s not writing heroes who make her swoon, Sofie enjoys a nice weekend hike, a visit to a crumbling medieval castle whenever she gets the chance, and a slightly codependent relationship with her beagle, Bosco.
Inspiring Book Loves
MIDDLEMARCH BY GEORGE ELIOT
I love it for its humor and heart. I love it for giving me Dorothea Brooke, my favorite heroine in all of literature.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE BY JANE AUSTEN
It, too, I love for its humor and heart. I love it for giving me Elizabeth Bennett, my second favorite heroine in all of literature. (Fighting words, I know!)
LOVE’S HIDDEN TREASURE BY CAROL FINCH
The first romance I ever read. It was such a fun romp, I never looked back.
BLACK SILK BY JUDITH IVORY
Exquisitely romantic. I return to it every year.
THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JAKOB DE ZOET BY DAVID MITCHELL
Not a romance, but it inspired me to write this series. Lush writing. Vivid world-building. Top notch research. True inspiration.
Tea and a book together??
- Writers’ League of Texas’ Manuscript Contest
2016 Romance Category, Winner
- Heart of Denver Romance Writers, The Molly Contest
2016 Single Title, Finalist
2016 Unsinkable Heroine, Finalist
- New Jersey Romance Writers, Put Your Heart in a Book Contest
2016 Historical, Finalist
- New Jersey Romance Writers, Golden Leaf Contest
2018 Best First Book, Finalist
- RWA-NYC Kathryn Hayes “When Sparks Fly” Contest
2018 Historical, Finalist
- InD’tale Magazine’s RONE Award for Best Historical Regency
- 2020 Her Midnight Sin, Winner
- 2021 To Win a Wicked Lord, Winner