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What Historical Novelists Do at a Conference

The historical novelist’s life is a lonely one. We spend our days at our desks, arguing with computer screens, wrestling with words, engulfed by books and files, and holding conversations with characters who never existed or who have been dead … Read More

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HNS Conference 2015

The 2015 Historical Novel Society Conference took place in Denver this past weekend, and I want to record a few memories before I surge back into the 11th century. Writers’ conferences are all about connecting and engaging with other writers, … Read More

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The Literary Feast at Gladstone’s Library

  I am into my second week as Writer-in-Residence here at Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden, Wales.

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Getting Medieval in Middle America

I combined my fifth trip to the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo with a follow-up jaunt to the South Carolina Book Festival. Michigan, of course, is nowhere near So.Carolina, but my sister had recently moved to S.C. and … Read More

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Two Authors, One Queen

UPDATE: EVERYONE WHO POSTED A COMMENT WITHIN THE SPECIFIED TIME ON MARCH 6, EITHER ON HELEN’S BLOG OR MINE, WAS PLACED IN THE DRAW FOR THE BOOK GIVEAWAYS. THE UK WINNER FOR SHADOW ON THE CROWN: Helen Hart THE US … Read More

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Live Internet Event!

March 6 will be the 962nd anniversary of the passing of Emma of Normandy, dowager queen of England. She had kings as sons and kings as husbands She shone forth in the glory of her progeny of kings She excelled … Read More

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Like Janus, Looking Forward & Back

It is nearing mid-November, a time of thanksgiving and reflection. I find myself looking back with gratitude to friends, colleagues and readers on a year that has been an enormously eventful one for me; and I’m looking forward with anticipation … Read More

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Mr. Gladstone’s Library

A few months ago the e-newsletter Shelf Awareness ran a photo gallery of remarkable libraries. One picture that particularly caught my attention was of Gladstone’s Library in Wales. Here’s the photo:   Intrigued and a little bit enchanted, I immediately … Read More

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