• Talking about the book – The Cold Light of Dawn by Anna Belfrage

    Title: The Cold Light of DawnAuthor: Anna Belfrage A bit about the authorAnna is Swedish, multilingual, married, mother of 4, cook & baker, works full-time, an award-winning and prolific writer who has published more than a dozen books. The storyThis is book 4 in The King’s Greatest Enemy series: “Adam de Guirande has cause to […]

  • Friday Photos – Journey to St. Ives

    Writing and reading historical fiction is like travel. Fiction transports you to another place, and in the case of the historical, to another time. Vacations to a town just down the road or to a country thousands of miles away do the same thing. I wanted to see Cornwall from the moment I first read […]

  • Talking about the book – Traitor’s Knot by Cryssa Bazos

    Title: Traitor’s KnotAuthor: Cryssa Bazos A tidbit about the authorCryssa lives and writes in Canada and celebrated the 150th birthday of Canada on July 1 at a poolside barbecue. The weather gods cooperated! Her idea of a great weekend is being locked in a room and hunched over a keyboard for ‘unfettered writing time.’ The […]

  • Writing Medieval Lincoln – the Bishops’ Palace

    I don’t get to travel across the Atlantic as often as I would like, so I am revisiting Lincoln today through this post. I could close my eyes to wander medieval Lincoln in my mind’s eye, but it would be hard to type! I had written about Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral in previous posts and […]

  • Visiting with author Helena Schrader about my novel For King and Country

      Join me on Helena Schrader’s blog today as we talk about For King and Country. I “met” Helena virtually when Battle Scars I, Men of the Cross, was published and Helena was writing her trilogy on Balian d’Ibelin covering the years prior to the Third Crusade. Our common interests in that time period led […]

  • B.R.A.G. Medallion awarded to For King and Country

    Thank you, indieBRAG! I am thrilled For King and Country has been awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion. B.R.A.G. is the Book Readers Appreciation Group. Indie-published books are put through a tough review process. As indieBRAG notes on their website: This entails an initial screening to ensure that the author’s work meets certain minimum standards of quality and […]

  • my humble abode in York…

    I’ll be staying at St. Anne’s College at Oxford soon. It will be fun to compare accommodations from my stay in York 5 years ago. The dorm room. Does anyone ever think of a dorm room as intimate…

  • Special sale – For King and Country

    July 6 – 8  Get For King and Country for $2.99/£1.99 (ebook) See what the reviewers are saying: “The history is sharp, the action appropriately bloody, the passion undeniable.”—Christopher Monk (aka researcher/consultant and The Anglo-Saxon Monk) “With a blistering siege scene, daring escapes and a truly dastardly villain there is something for everyone here.”—thurinius (aka […]

  • Talking about the book: Days of Sun & Glory by Anna Belfrage

    Title: Days of Sun & GloryAuthor:  Anna Belfrage A tidbit about the authorBorn in Sweden, raised in Peru & Colombia. Anna notes that where her classmates in Bogota “were constantly talking about the future (or football, at which I excelled) I was mostly dreaming about the past. I had no desire to become a business woman […]