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Welcome to the world of adventure, love and war. You’ve entered 17th century England. It’s a time of civil war, social upheaval, conspiracies and intrigue. In the world of historical fiction, this is gold. Explore my blog and discover articles about 17th century Britain, creative storytelling, and my writing. Be sure to sign up for my Newsletter to keep abreast of news and special features. Join me in this journey. I intend to pique your interest.

New Release: Introducing Rebel’s Knot

It’s publication day! Rebel’s Knot has been released into the world! This is the third novel in my standalone series, The Quest for the Three Kingdoms, and features the conflict in Ireland during the final days of the Irish resistance against the English invasion. As with the first two books, Rebel’s Knot is a standalone romantic adventure that can be read even if you haven’t read the others (but I hope you will). For a limited time, Rebel’s Knot is available at the special publication price of 1.99 worldwide and across all retailers.  About Rebel’s Knot Ireland 1652: In the desperate, final days of the English invasion . . . A…

When Starlings Fly As One with Nancy Blanton: Inspired by 17th century Ireland @nancy_blanton

It’s always a pleasure to welcome a fellow 17th century enthusiast to my blog, especially an author whose literary interests mirror my own. Nancy Blanton is the author of four novels set in 17th century Ireland, and she delivers an evocative setting, exceptional dialogue, rich characterization and a story laced with adventure and romance. It’s not hard to see why I’m a huge fan of her work. Her latest is When Starlings Fly as One, is set during the Irish Rebellion of 1641. The historical and political events are complex, but Nancy weaves them effortlessly into the story of a…

A Day in the Life of an Anglo-Saxon Settlement

It is my very great pleasure to welcome historian and historical fiction author Annie Whitehead once again to my blog. Annie’s writing is an absolute joy to read. Her prose is lyrical, and she gets deep into the Anglo-Saxon world in which she writes. Whenever I read any of her stories, I can’t help but feel that I’m sitting in a mead hall. Her characters come to us from the Anglo-Saxon chronicles, and she lifts them from their dusty pages to bring them to life. Annie has just released her 4th historical novel, The Sins of the Father, which is…

Portrait of a Noblewoman in Renaissance Italy by Deborah Swift #Renaissance #NewRelease @swiftstory

It is my great pleasure to turn my blog over today to Deborah Swift who is here to take us back to 17th century Italy to discuss the noblewoman in the Renaissance. Deborah is a historical fiction author whom I greatly admire, and she shares a love of the 17th century. Her latest release is the Poison Keeper, a book I have been eagerly looking forward to since first hearing about it! Over to you, Deborah!

The importance of a good ending #writingtips

This has happened to every reader. You find a book, the blurb looks amazing, the opening completely hooks you in and the writing is absolutely delightful. You’re glued to the page, completely invested in the characters and their troubles. You’re tearing through the pages, either that or lingering over them as though they were a great feast. This is easily a five star read, and you can’t wait to recommend it to your friends. But then you get to the end.