She wasn't joking.
Willig, in her second year at Harvard Law School, is finishing her doctoral dissertation on the Royalists during England's 17th-century civil war. She's also the author of 'The Secret History of the Pink Carnation,' a 'bodice-ripper' that's been climbing Barnes & Noble's best seller list less than a month after its release."
one can hope that it will be good. myself, I don't read romance novels, but I do like history.