New Historical Novel Society Article

Just popping in to say that I have a new article up in the Historical Novel Society website:

Joanna Goodman’s Home for Unwanted Girls Exposes Human Rights Abuses in 1950s Canada

I’ll warn you that this book is a tough read, but an important one. I had no idea anything like this ever happened and it is something everyone should know about. You can probably tell I’m in research mode from the type of article it is. I love learning new things, even when they make me mad and sad like this did.

If you ever want to see other articles, here’s my full archive.

I Made a BookRiot List (!!!) and Other Fun Updates

So I made my first list today! Bookriot does all kinds of cool book lists, and this one, Rex Quondam, Rexque Futurum: Arthurian Legend in History And Literature, is even cooler because a) it’s about Arthurian Legend and b) I’m on it for Daughter of Destiny! It is so thrilling to be in the company of major award winners like Kazou Ishiguru, legends like Persia Woolley (to whom The Once and Future Queen is dedicated) and my real-life friends like Helen Hollick. Plus, I added Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell to my TBR list.

If that isn’t enough, I’ve got an article on author branding in the November issue of InD’tale Magazine (p.23-27). This article is also the basis of one of the online classes for authors that I’m developing with Teachable. Hoping to have those available to you by the end of the year.

And I have the next to final layout of The Once and Future Queen in my hands. I have two days to proof and index it. If you don’t hear from me for a while, that’s what I’m doing.

Plus, I am toying with the idea of exhibiting next year at Wizard World convention in St. Louis, where Sebastian Stan (the inspiration for Nick in Been Searching for You) is slated to appear. Yep, I’m going to go all fangirl on him. Actually, I’ll be more crazy author “OMG-you-are-my-character-come-to-life,” which I think is worse! We’ll see if it works out.

Oh and speaking of 2018, I found out that the Historical Writers of America conference will be in Rhode Island, which is the major place I need to go to research my biography of Marie Rose Ferron. So that book may be finished much sooner than I anticipated.

I’m in the July/August Issue of Ind’tale Magazine

Just wanted to let everyone know I’m all over the July/August issue of Ind’tale Magazine.

  1. I have an article on how to do your own writing retreat. (p. 38-40)
  2. Daughter of Destiny (p. 132) and Been Searching for You‘s (p. 133) audiobooks are reviewed.
  3. I have an ad in there as well. (p. 41)

Happy reading!

 

Huffington Post Article on the Women of Camelot

I’ve known for months that when Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur movie came out (as it does tomorrow in the US) I wanted to share some of the many books that have been written about Arthurian women. What I didn’t expect is to go on about the lack of movies about female Arthurian characters. Well, I’ve done both in this article in the Huffington Post! Happy reading! (And I hope you find another book you’d like to add to your list!)

 

Another Huffington Post Article & Some Updates

I have another article in The Huffington Post today.  This one is called “Writing a Tame Romance in The Age of 50 Shades” and it’s about why I decided to make Been Searching for You a sweet romance vs. the traditional steamy. (The formatting is crazy; totally not what the preview looked like when I submitted it. I have no idea what they did to it!)

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Also, I’ve been doing some updates to the site. The book club questions for  Been Searching for You are finally up, as are deleted scenes and IfList casting for Camelot’s Queen and Been Searching for You. Oh and the iTunes link for the audio book of Been Searching for You is up, too.

Annabeth has a Story in Today’s Huffington Post, and So Do I

In Been Searching for You, my main character, Annabeth, writes a column for the Huffington Post about what it’s like to be over 30 and single. Today, I’m celebrating the publication of this book by making her fictional column a reality. Click on the picture below (or here) to read it.

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My Article About Traveling in Arthurian England in The Huffington Post

Wow, this is an amazing day. On top of my previous news, The Huffington Post released my article, “Traveling in the Footsteps of King Arthur and Guinevere,” a day early (it was supposed to coincide with my book release tomorrow). It made the front page of the travel section, as well!

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There’s a whole series of posts on this blog about that trip I took if you want to know more:

Guinevere on the Home Page of Huffington Post Books!

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I am so proud to be able to say my article Why Guinevere Matters Now, is on the homepage of Huffington Post Books today! It’s the top story on the upper left.

As you can probably tell from the title of the article, my aim is to show why the character of Guinevere is relevant to a modern audience, especially women, and how looking at her story from a new perspective (as I do in my book) provides context to enable her to stand side by side with her famous husband, rather than in the shadow of scandal.

I’m going to go pet my computer screen now…

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