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
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!
It's quite cold today. Since it's the middle of February, that should come as no surprise to anyone, but it did to me. For the last few weeks, the weather has been unseasonably warm here in the Willamette Valley. Now, it never gets as cold here as it does in many other parts of the … Continue reading One Year Later…
On February 9, 1542, Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, was plucked from Lord John Russell's house on the Strand and taken up the river to spend her remaining days in the stone fortress known as the Tower of London. Only a few brief sentences track this movement, but nothing further exists beyond that. Where was she … Continue reading Jane Goes Back to the Tower
Last, but certainly not least in my series of MadeGlobal interviews, I have award-winning author, Wendy J. Dunn on the blog. Over the years, Wendy and I have forged a bond over our mutual love of Catherine Carey Knollys. Catherine was, of course, the protagonist of my first novel, Cor Rotto. Only a month before … Continue reading An Interview with Wendy J. Dunn
Today, I have a special treat for you! Author Danielle Marchant is here to celebrate the release of The Treacheries of Fortune, part 3 in her The Lady Rochford Saga. Marchant takes a much more sympathetic view of Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, and I've really enjoyed the previous titles in this series. You can expect … Continue reading Whatever Happened to Lady Jane?
This week, I have Samantha Morris on the blog talking about her latest book on the controversial Girolamo Savonarola. Don't forget to chime in on the comments below to win Claire Ridgway's course on Anne Boleyn...Who would you have at your dinner party? Congratulations on the recent release of Girolamo Savonarola: The Renaissance Preacher! This is the second … Continue reading An Interview with Samantha Morris
Next up on the blog is my interview with Personal Assistant extraordinaire, Catherine Brooks. Catherine wears many hats at MadeGlobal and I think I can speak for many of the authors when I say that we appreciate her very much! Catherine and I first met at the MadeGlobal author's event in London last fall (September … Continue reading An Interview with Catherine Brooks
The second week of MadeGlobal interviews continues today with CEO, Tim Ridgway. Photo of Tim and Adrienne at Hampton Court Palace courtesy of Tim Ridgway © 2016 Thank you so much for giving us a sneak peek into the world of publishing! What made you decide to step into the publishing world? What a great question, … Continue reading An Interview with Tim Ridgway