historical fiction

When sitting in an armchair isn’t enough…

… I write. What I mean is that when it no longer suffices to sit and dream about travelling to other times, other places, I write about them instead.  A most economical and safe form of time travel. When I was a child, I ran around with a wooden shield and sword, pretending to be …

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Tasty Summer Reads Blog Hop

Welcome to the Tasty Summer Reads Blog Hop! And if you’re into sweet cravings I can personally guarantee that those hazelnut choc cookies Prue Batten generously shares are pure heaven (haven’t tried the others – yet). Of course, me being into a new life I don’t eat such sinful delights as cookies. At least in …

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… and then there were three.

A year ago, I had published zero books. Today, I have published 3. Gulp, gulp, gulp. By now I should be relaxed about all this, but instead I go around in a somewhat feverish state, peek at amazon to ensure my book is there (it is), stroke the cover a couple of times and soothe …

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When I dream, I dream of him – presenting my seventeenth century hero

I was very young and impressionable when I met my husband. To me, he was the equivalent of finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow (boy, I can see him squirm should he read this) and it helped that we both shared a childish sense of fun, with me hollering “Heathcliff” …

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A banquet for the queen

This post is part of the on-going Summer Banquet Blog Hop hosted by Maria Grace, ably assisted by David Pilling.  The theme of the hop is food – preferably food from the period the participating authors write about, which should result in quite the smorgasbord of dishes. I therefore recommend you to visit the other participating blogs …

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Come see, come see, a virtual book fair for thee!

I find it somewhat amusing to see just how many authors of historical fiction are quite the savvy movers and shakers in the techie world of today. Take dear Francine Howarth, who on her rather fabulous blog Romancing the Blog (and boy am I jealous of that snappy title) has taken the initiative to set …

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To paraphrase Descartes: “I eat, therefore I am”

Given the title, this post is mainly going to be about food. (I think. My posts tend to live a life of their own at times… ) I am a food person. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a whole lot of other things person as well (mainly books & tea ) but food is definitely …

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