Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Revealed: The S&S cover of THE CHALICE

The talented designers at Simon & Schuster's Touchstone have chosen a different sort of look for my second novel. I would say the best word to describe it is eerie.

Do you agree?


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Strange Death of Richard the Lionhearted

There are some mysteries of English history that intrigue me--I included the death of Richard I in my novel and made it part of the clues to the power of the Athelstan Crown.

Here, I write about the known facts of Richard's death:


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Amazing Alison Weir

It's a special thrill for me to interview historian and novelist Alison Weir on  my group blog, A Bloody Good Read. At the back of The Crown is a bibliography of more than 20 books I used to research my novel. I studied the work of everyone from Eamon Duffy to Antonia Fraser. Only one author has three books listed in my bibliography, and that is Alison Weir.

Please read the interview at: http://bloodygoodread.blogspot.com/2012/11/bloody-good-interview-alison-weir.html