Research snippets: Who should succeed Richard I?

King Richard I, the Lionheart, died on April 6, 1199. On his deathbed, he named William Marshal as custodian of the royal treasury until his successor was crowned. Marshal took the news of the king’s death to Archbishop of Canterbury Hubert Walter. The two men had long, faithful service to the king and had served…

Chaucer Book Awards

I am thrilled to tell you that Swords of the King has been named to the shortlist of the 2018 Chaucer Book Awards for pre-1750s Historical Fiction. What an honor to be recognized along with 11 other authors who go on to be judged for a semi-final round. Good luck to everyone!

Research snippets – Arthur of Brittany

One of the plot lines in Swords of the King deals with King Richard’s nephew, Arthur of Brittany. Swords ends in 1199 when the young duke is 13 years old, but Arthur’s story goes on a few more years. “John himself now attempted to deal with Arthur in another way. Being at Falaise at the…

Release Day – Swords of the King

Let it be known, Book III of Battle Scars, Swords of the King, is now available in ebook and print formats on Amazon. Get your copy now at http://mybook.to/SwordsoftheKing Swords of the King can be read as a standalone, but continues Henry & Stephan’s story from Battle Scars I & II, Men of the Cross and For…

Swords of the King – now available for pre-order

Pre-order now for Amazon (ebook)  Sign up for my (infrequent) Newsletter and get a sneak peek at Chapter 1. Later this year subscribers will get an exclusive short story – A Knight’s Tale (Passages) – featuring a young Sir Stephan l’Aigle. SWORDS OF THE KING (Battle Scars III) Normandy, March 1196 King Richard has their loyalty.…