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Excellent English Historical Novels

I just finished prolific historical novelist, Mercedes Rochelle’s excellent English historical novel, The Usurper King, using the excuse of preparing a guest post for her blog while preparing for my launch. The Usurper King I plunged into the middle of Mercedes Rochelle’s Plantagenet Legacy series. The Usurper King is the third book in it. This …

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Darcy's Education of Miss Elizabeth Benett by AJ Bishop

Darcy’s Education of Miss Elizabeth Bennet— A Review

A Sequel with a Difference A. J. Bishop’s Darcy’s Education of Miss Elizabeth Bennet is a tour de force in its genre. The author gives us an entertaining, thought-provoking, and beautifully written novel in this popular Regency with-a-twist genre. Her ability to capture the characters we love and develop them in unforeseen, yet believable, directions …

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How I Became Interested In The French Renaissance

Many people ask me how I became interested in the French renaissance. It’s a long story. The year I was five, I lived with my grandparents to go to grade one. It was the most formative of my life. Escaping from the position as a middle child of three, I became a pampered only child. …

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Tony Riches of The Writing Desk interviews me about The Importance of Pawns

This post was originally published on The Writing Desk. The sixteenth century French court dazzles on the surface. But beneath its glitter, danger lurks for those caught up in its flux. Based on actual historical events and characters, this riveting story will keep you turning the pages until the end. It is also a timeless …

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The Story Behind The Importance of Pawns or How I Developed My Debut Novel

This post was originally published on Ruins & Reading. The story behind The Importance of Pawns or how I developed my debut novel is long and tortuous. Yet you could not have asked about a topic closer to my heart. Historical fiction has been my favourite genre since I learned to read at five. At …

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On Tour, The History in The Importance of Pawns

On tour today, the topic is the history in The Importance of Pawns. Before I wrote fiction I studied history, so you could say history is in my blood. And here’s a secret. My mother was a history teacher (among other steps in her career)—including author! I learned what I know about powerful women breaking …

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The Book Tour Continues Today!The Importance of Pawns

The Blog Tour Continues Today! Welcome to Day #4 of The Importance of Pawns (Chronicles of the House of Valois) hosted by the Coffee Pot blog tour. I am thrilled that the Blog Tour continues today at Tony Riches’s The Writing Desk. I admire his writing and Mary Tudor features in my book. Two of …

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Blog Tour with The Importance of Pawns

Go on tour with The Importance of Pawns. On March 10, the awarding winning Coffee Pot Book Club announces the release of my new book, The Importance of Pawns. It’s going on a blog tour to promote the book starting March 15. The tour features 10 “stops” between March 15 to May 17. Watch here …

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Interview with Laura du Pre, Author of The Three Graces Trilogy

This interview with Laura du Pre, author of the Three Graces Trilogy is a treat. YOu’ll discover the French Wars of Religion were full of intrigue, family rivalry and bloodshed. And, read the book review here. This is the first video in my series, Conversations with Renaissance Fiction Writers. Laura talks about her interest in …

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