• Voting begins today – Summer Indie Book Award

    VOTE EARLY AND DAILY!! Both of my historical fiction novels – Men of the Cross and For King and Country – have been nominated by a lovely reader for a Summer Indie Book award in the historical category. Readers can vote once a day Sept. 1 – 11.  You can even vote for both books! Vote here! Metamorphic […]

  • Men of the Cross – sale July 28-29

    Two Day Sale on Amazon (U.S.) Get Men of the Cross for $1.99 (ebook) Why do you want to pick up Men of the Cross for this great low price? Well, it’s cheaper than that latte at the local coffee shop and will stick with you a lot longer! And Book II of the Battle Scars series is now available. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Historical Nottingham, York, and more – blog trotting adventures

    “A breathtaking gallop through Richard the Lionheart’s England.”–Sharon Bennett Connolly on The Review blog The knights have returned from the crusade to the Holy Land in For King and Country and face enemies at home that will take them from Lincolnshire to York to Nottingham, climaxing with the siege of Nottingham in 1194. Writing about these […]

  • For King and Country official launch day!

    Traitors to the crown pit Henry de Grey and his friends against dangerous enemies. For King and Country is now available on Amazon in print and for Kindle Read Chapter OneRead The Review. Comment there for a chanceto win an e-copy of For King and Country. Let me take you away to life in 12th […]

  • Giveaway – Coming May 2 – For King and Country

    Print proofs have arrived!There are only a few events in life that are more awesome than seeing your book in print. I could rattle off a number and let you add a dozen of your own. But holding a copy of the book you have spent hours researching, writing, revising, editing, editing, editing, and proofing & […]

  • Medieval man, sex, and mortal sin in Men of the Cross

    A friend recently asked, “Why did you choose to write this story?” It’s a common question for writers. Many writers pen what they’d like to read. There is something inside our brains that drives an idea that we must bring to life. Of course, I knew what my friend really meant: Why did I decide […]

  • Feeling war through a character’s eyes

    Let me take you to Outremer with the knights of Richard the Lionheart… The term PTSD  – post-traumatic stress syndrome – was given its name in the 1970s during the Vietnam conflict. Shakespeare has a scene in Henry IV, Part 2¹ (written in 1597) that describes it, though generations have ignored or glossed over it for […]

  • talking about the book: Shadow on the Crown

    Title: Shadow on the CrownAuthor: Patricia Bracewell A tidbit about the authorShe’s a California girl who majored in English literature in college and taught high school – bless her!  She notes that teaching is “the most challenging and rewarding careers that anyone could have.” The storyThe year is 1002. Emma of Normandy, who many will know […]