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The Nature of Evil in Henry VIII’s Court

“Tea with Henry” is a different Tudor-based novel insofar as it explores a side of history left, for the most part, by the wayside. It has elements both of historical fiction and a creepy, don’t turn the lights out ghost … Continue reading

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Seeing the People Behind Historical Myths: Henry VIII as a Man

I’m expecting to release Tea with Henry in time for Halloween, my favorite time of year. This novel was seven years in the making. One night to conceive the idea. Five years to dink around and forestall writing it. One … Continue reading

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The Times They Aren’t A’Changin’

Think we’re so different from our ancestors? Think again. The historical distance between the Tudors and today is shorter than you think. Continue reading

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Write Historical Fiction? Keep Their Language to Yourself or Risk Losing Readers

I love a good, “Huzzah” blurted out by Niles or Frasier Crane any day. When writing a work of historical fiction, however, it is best to keep the quaint phrases, stereotypical exclamations (i.e. – forsooth), and other verbal faux pas … Continue reading

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Why I Love Writing Historical Fiction

Historical fiction allows a writer to travel through time seamlessly. It’s pretty cool. Continue reading

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