Author Spotlight: Elizabeth St. John

I first met Elizabeth St. John after one of the sessions at the 2015 Historical Novel Society Conference in Denver.  We were waiting to meet the speaker, the lovely Jenny Quinlan (aka Jenny Q) of Historical Editorial, when we struck up a conversation about what we were writing. You should realize that when you’re at a historical fiction conference, you can skip the genre question and go straight to, ‘What period are you writing in?”. We both answered 17th century England, and this pretty much sealed it for us. Elizabeth is blessed with a closet-full of famous relatives from which she…

17th century author spotlight: Elizabeth St. John

Today I welcome fellow 17th century enthusiast, Elizabeth St. John, author of The Lady of the Tower. In her debut historical novel, Elizabeth tells the story of Lucy St. John, a woman who carves out her own path through the early Stuart decadent court. Most intriguingly, there is a close connection between the author and heroine. In this interview, Elizabeth shares with us the nature of this connection and her passion for uncovering the past. What drew you to the 17th Century in the first place? Having grown up in England surrounded by history, I think of it as one long continuum rather than specific periods,…