• Talking about the book: Shrouded Loyalties by Reese Hogan

    Title: Shrouded LoyaltiesAuthor: Reese Hogan A bit about the authorReese Hogan is a nonbinary transmasc science fiction author from New Mexico. Reese has published three novels, and the latest, Shrouded Loyalties from Angry Robot, was a Best SFF of August 2019 pick by both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. –from the author’s Goodreads page The book taglineA […]

  • Revisiting Swords of the King – an excerpt & more…

    I know new readers rightly want to start with the first book in any series, but how about a short excerpt from Book III? No spoilers to speak of – no explanation needed. This is the opening of Chapter 9. Take a peek… MARCH 1196John’s camp, Normandy The River Seine sparkled. It snaked around the […]

  • Too graphic? Second guessing the words you write

    One of the ideas behind publishing the anthology Betrayal was to introduce readers to authors they may know little about. Twelve stories – 12 authors – multiple time periods. A tasty treat, right? Sample the works, find a new author to read. My contribution to the anthology is “A Knight’s Tale.” This prequel to Men […]

  • Talking about the book: Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire by Dan Hanks

    Title: Captain Moxley and the Embers of the EmpireAuthor: Dan Hanks A bit about the author ‘I’m a writer and editor based in the rolling green hills of the Peak District with my human family and fluffy sidekicks Indy and Maverick. Repped by Sara Megibow of KT Literary, I’m also one of the co-founders of the OcTBR Challenge, and write books, screenplays […]

  • Talking about the book: To Be a Queen by Annie Whitehead

    Title: To Be a Queen: The Story of the Lady of the MerciansAuthor: Annie Whitehead A bit about the author Historian, author, and accepted member of the Royal Historical Society, with a love of all things Anglo-Saxon. Annie writes wonderful posts about her research. She lives in the UK and shares beautiful photos of her walks […]

  • Talking about the book: The Phlebotomist by Chris Panatier

    Title: The PhlebotomistAuthor: Chris Panatier War brought the Harvest.Willa Mae Wallace is a reaper.  A bit about the author Chris is a writer, artist, and attorney, who “represents people who have been injured, poisoned, or killed due to the conduct of others.”–from the author’s website His artwork, including the cover of his debut novel, The Phlebotomist, […]

  • Bleak Midwinter Quiltbag Funfest: Eleven Pipers Piping

    Authors from the QUILTBAG Historicals Facebook group are brightening this bleak midwinter with excerpts and more based (loosely – very loosely) on “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Join the group, which is an inclusive queer historical fiction group of readers and writers celebrating LGBTQ-focused works, and read some wonderful excerpts. There is a fantastic giveaway, so sign […]

  • Starting the new year with a great review

    Candlelight Reading reviewed all twelve stories in Betrayal, but it was extra special for me to read these words about my Stephan l’Aigle story, “A Knight’s Tale.” Jamie, The Whispering Bookworm, had interview questions for each of our authors about the eras we write, observations on researching and writing historical fiction, and how the anthology […]

  • Echoes is a winner!

    I am honored that Echoes of the Storm has received the Gold Medal in The Coffee Pot Book Club’s Book of the Year for Fantasy. Author/editor Mary Anne Yarde, founder of the site, is well known in historical fiction circles. When she opened her review submissions to science fiction/fantasy, I jumped on it. I was […]