Research snippets – King John

King John didn’t wait long after agreeing to the provisions of Magna Carta to begin plotting revenge on his rebellious barons. Magna Carta was signed at Runnymede in June 1215, and shortly thereafter, King John “sent letters to all the governors of his castles throughout England, ordering them each and all to furnish their castles…

Betrayal is here!

Betrayal, treachery, treason, deceit, perfidy—all names for the calculated violation of trust. And it’s been rife since humans trod the earth. A promise brokenA mission betrayedA lover’s desertionA parent’s deceptionAn unwitting act of treasonBetrayal by comradesBetrayal by friends Could you resist the forces of misplaced loyalty, power hunger, emotional blackmail, or plain greed? Is there ever…

Men of the Cross – 99c/99p sale

Monday, Sept 10 – Friday, Sept 14 Get your ebook copy of Men of the Cross for 99c/99p at US and UK Amazon ><><><><><><>< Charlene Newcomb recently published Book III of Battle Scars, 12th century historical fiction filled with war, political intrigue, and a knightly romance of forbidden love set during the reign of Richard the…

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…

indieBRAG Cover Contest – vote July 1-28

The cool folks at indieBRAG have named Men of the Cross a finalist in their 2017 Cover Contest. Men is one of only 5 books from the historical fiction category that was chosen and there is some tough competition. This is where you can help! VOTE NOW! Tell your friends to vote! Tell your children,…

Surviving Medieval Battles and Finding Love

Historical novelist and 17th century enthusiast Cryssa Bazos invited me to her blog to talk about my Battle Scars series a few days ago. I originally “met” Cryssa online when we joined the editorial team for English Historical Fiction Authors. But it was a thrill to chat face-to-face in September 2016 at the Historical Novel Society…