Interview with Award-Winning Author Helena P. Schrader

Helena P. Schrader’s recent works have been awarded Readers’ Favorite Gold, a Feathered Quill, a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Chaucer Awards, and indieBRAG Medallions. Helena’s newest novel is The Last Crusader Kingdom: Dawn of a Dynasty in Twelfth-Century Cyprus, and I invited her to talk to me today. Readers, you are in for a treat – Helena…

GRL Retreat Blog Tour

I am visiting Alpha Book Club today as part of their blog tour for featured and supporting authors at the upcoming GRL Retreat. If you want to know more about my writing and my discovery of GRL, check out my post. What is GRL? It’s a retreat for readers and writers, bringing together “people who…

#OTD 4 Sept 1199 – Joanna Plantagenet dies

Joanna Plantagenet, Queen of Sicily, Countess of Toulouse. She was the daughter of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, born in October 1165. At age eleven, Joanna (or Joan) wed William II, King of Sicily. Widowed at 24, she was held under house arrest for almost a year by William’s successor, Tancred. Her brother,…

Bookish talk – visiting Emma the Little Bookworm

Many thanks to Pauline Barclay at Chill With A Book and Emma Mitchell for spotlighting #chillbooks awardees. I had the opportunity to ‘talk’ to Emma on her blog about the inspiration for For King and Country, the importance of awards like the Chill Readers Award, my other writing, possible future projects, and more. Check it…

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…