About Luccia Gray

Luccia Gray is my pen name and alter ego. She’s the person I always wanted to be and have now become: a novelist.
 

Although Luccia Gray was hidden in Lucy Garcia’s mind for half a century (at least!), Luccia, the novelist, was born last year when she decided to break through the glass bubble which was preventing her from writing her novels.

Luccia is fascinated by everything to do with Victorian England (including everything Neo-Victorian). Jane Eyre is her favourite novel. She couldn’t live without it, so she has to reread it every single day. She adores Gothic novelists, especially Wilkie Collins and Mary Shelley; Detective novelists, especially Arthur Conan Doyle; Romantic novelists, especially The Brontë sisters; and social novelists, especially Charles Dickens and George Elliot. She likes to think of herself as their literary descendant or reincarnation. 

She’s also thrilled by the eBook industry and Indie Publishing which allows writers to express themselves and reach their readers without having to be arbitrarily filtered by agents or Publishing Houses. She loves people who love reading and writing and who talk about reading and writing, so of course, she loves Facebook, and WordPress Blogs, and Goodreads and Amazon and Smashwords and Kindle devices and Apps, and eBook Readers and laptops and Internet…

She hopes you enjoy this Literary Blog, Rereading Jane Eyre, where you will find short articles on Victorian Literature and Neo-Victorian Literature in general and especially Jane Eyre. You will also be able to find out more about her debut novel,  All Hallows At Eyre Hall, the first novel in the Eyre Hall Trilogy, and preview parts of the second volume, Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall,  which will be published next year.

Postscript. June 2014.

Some months after setting up this blog, I started taking part in Blog Hops, Blog Challenges, and interacting with many other bloggers, all of which has widened my scope and interests in blogging. My blog contents have branched out, and I now blog on many different topics, as well as my books and Victorian Literature. Have a look at the menus on the header. Hope you enjoy your visit!

Post-Postscript. July 2015

A year on a few more things have changed. All Hallows at Eyre Hall is now also available in paperback and Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall is available for pre-order and will be published on 28th of August.

Now that I’ve been here for almost two years, I can tell you a little more about Luccia.

Luccia Gray was born in London where she graduated in modern foreign languages. She now lives in the south of Spain with her husband. She has three children and three grandchildren. When she’s not reading or writing, she teaches English at an Adult Education Centre and at the Spanish Distance University (UNED). Over two years ago, she stopped scribbling surreptitiously and decided her life-long dream of stringing words into stories, and stories into novels, should come true, and it has.

48 thoughts on “About Luccia Gray

  1. It is so nice to meet someone with same tastes in Literature and even Jane Eyre, which happens to be my favourite book as well. And I am a writer as well. I’ve written one full length and two part ways. Life has been getting in the way. And I don’t know how to say ‘No’ to the special people in my life. So here I am enjoying WordPress and meeting wonderful people who do what I would love to do. Nice to make your acquaintance. I live in Canada, been to England about five years ago and stayed with a friend in Hampshire. She took me to see Jane Austen’s residence where Jane wrote Pride and Prejudice. I also visited Charles Dickens place and Sir Authur Conan Doyle, besides castles and palaces and churches and so forth. Love it in the U.K. I want to return but it will have to be soon as I am not getting any younger. 🙂

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    1. Nice to meet you, too! I live in the south of Spain, now, but I love going back to UK, too. My favourite activity has always been reading and writing, and more recently, blogging, but I also have many other occupations/obligations ‘getting in the way’… I’m struggling with my second novel, mainly due to lack of time. I hope to be giving it some extra time this summer. I went to Montreal for a day trip, when I stayed at the Adirondack’s upstate NY, some years ago, but I’d love to return. Seems a beautiful country from documentaries and films…

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      1. With Canada being such a big country in size, there is plenty of different scenes to behold. Mountains in the west, boreal forest in the north and some great animal life, and plenty of prairie. I try to share some of my part of the world on my blog. I live only 30 kilometres from the U.S. 🙂
        Spain must be a beautiful place to live. I’ve been wanting to go to Italy for some time. I wanted to stay in the old monasteries for I heard they were cheaper than hotel rooms. I hope my dreams get fulfilled. If not, I live in my writing and reading worlds.

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  2. Hi Luccia! I have been enjoying your blog and your comment on my page. I am beginning a guest blog weekly series beginning Sept. (every Friday). It will be about “What Story means to you” and it can be about your work, others, films, tv, as long as it connects back to you and how it affected you and what it means to you. Would you be interested in participating? Let me know and I hope you will! Joel

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  3. Hey there, I nominated you for a Liebster Award. You can find the post here (http://wp.me/p2xbqA-eA), and I would be happy if you accept, but can also understand that if you’re not the award accepting type or have too many of these already or whatever, that this might just not be your cup of tea. 🙂 Anyway, I love your blog!

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    1. Congratulations on your award, and thank you very much for your nomination. I’m so glad you like my blog. I have already received this award, but I ‘ll be very happy to receive it again. Thank you for thinking of me 🙂

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    1. I think it was through twitter. I loved looking around your blog! I’m also new to Self-Publishing and it can get lonely. It’s good to get to know other writers doing the same 🙂 Thank you for following back!

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  4. Hi its good to meet and better still through the April A to Z and the SoCs. Thank you for the follow I am very grateful, like receiving a smile or a wave from a stranger.I am ashamed to admit though an avid reader the Bronties Jane Austin are not my cup of tea though Wilkie Collins and Conan Doyle are good. I look forward to reading more of your blog. 🙂

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    1. The Victorians are a tough read for contemporary readers: 3 volumes, lots of description and often too much telling instead of showing for 21st century likes 🙂 I started reading them as a teenager and have spent the rest of my life rereading, but contemporary renderings such as Regina Jeffers, and more I’ll be featuring, are very ‘readable’. I call them the mischievous, delightful, and delectable Victorians 🙂 Wilkie Collins was actually the first I read at 13. I’ll have to write a post about that:) Thank you so much for dropping by, liking, and commenting💟🌹💖

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      1. Yes! It was the Moonstone:) A teacher, Sister Catherine, used to read out loud to us in class, usually the final hour of the school day. It was a magical moment. Sometimes we took turns and read, too. I’ll never forget her💖

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