Hey there, Readers! I know it's been a while since I posted anything. Those of you who follow me on Facebook, Insta, or Twitter know that I've gone through some pretty big life changes this year...not to mention the world-wide pandemic and lock down we have all been experiencing...but I digress! Nevertheless, a lot of … Continue reading Announcement + A Treat!
In 2019, I had the great pleasure of reading some really fabulous books - stories that made me laugh, made me cry, made me think, and inspired me in my own writing. Here is my list of favorites (in no particular order), both fiction and non. I highly recommend picking up any or all of … Continue reading Top 2019 Reads
To celebrate the release of her novel, The Falcon's Rise: A Novel of Anne Boleyn, Natalia Richards has written a fabulous article about Anne's early years in the court of Margaret of Austria. This time in Anne's life is so fascinating, yet often overshadowed by her tumultuous relationship with another monarch: Henry of England. In … Continue reading A Singularly Fine Education: Anne Boleyn at the Court of Margaret of Austria
After spending centuries on the dusty neglected shelf labelled "Henry VIII's most boring wife", Anne of Cleves is finally getting her moment in the sun. In the last year alone, Anne (or Anna) has been the featured player in several books, both fiction and non. This particular book happens to be one of the best. … Continue reading Book Review: Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII’s Unwanted Wife
A few years ago, I was staying with my family at a beach cottage on the coast. I brought a book with me, hoping to get some research done on my own novel, but found myself drifting through it aimlessly. The cozy conditions of our vacation house were ideal for getting lost in a really … Continue reading Book Review: Ask Again, Yes
In the century since her tragic demise, Titanic’s story has been told time and again. From books (both fiction and non) to movies and television series, we’ve heard the tale so many times it’s hard to believe there is anything new to discover. Are there any more stones to uncover? Acclaimed historian, Gareth Russell, set … Continue reading Book Review: The Ship of Dreams
Would you believe that I'm a fickle reader? Yeah, probably. I'm often crowing about historical accuracy. It's kind of my thing. So it surprised me when I was overcome with a desire to read The Dead Queen's Club, as I'm generally not a fan of alternative/revisionist history. But if you think DQC is either of … Continue reading Book Review: The Dead Queen’s Club
I have a very special treat today! Loretta Goldberg has stopped by the blog to talk about her debut novel, The Reversible Mask. Loretta and I first met back in June of 2017 at the Historical Novel Society Conference. A call had gone out for mentors; I eagerly volunteered, and was fortunate to be paired … Continue reading An Interview with Loretta Goldberg
Three little words. When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous. Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that’s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong. Yes, you read that right. I was wrong. In my defense, this brilliant new biography by … Continue reading Book Review: Elizabeth’s Rival
Guess what! Guess what! Guess what! The Raven's Widow is becoming an audiobook! After nearly a year of hard work and perseverance, it's all coming together and I'm overjoyed to finally be able to share it with you! To celebrate, the folks at MadeGlobal have very generously offered up TWO audiobooks as a giveaway. All … Continue reading Big News and a Giveaway!