Author Chats

Deborah Swift | New Release | The Poison Keeper

I’m so excited to chat with Deborah Swift today. I’ve loved Deborah’s seventeenth century novels – her Pepys series and… Continue reading Deborah Swift | New Release | The Poison Keeper


Essex – Tudor Rebel | Tony Riches | An Epic Elizabethan Tale

Welcoming Tony Riches today, a wonderful Tudor author. I’m excited to hear more about Essex, for certainly he is one… Continue reading Essex – Tudor Rebel | Tony Riches | An Epic Elizabethan Tale


New Release | DK Marley | Kingfisher |

A brilliant new release from historical fiction author D.K. Marley is featured on Author Chats today. I fell in love… Continue reading New Release | DK Marley | Kingfisher |


Sisters at War | Clare Flynn | A Sweeping WWII Saga

Today on Author Chats I’m delighted to welcome Clare Flynn to talk about her most recent novel, Sisters at War.… Continue reading Sisters at War | Clare Flynn | A Sweeping WWII Saga


Mercedes Rochelle | The Usurper King | Medieval Historical Fiction

As I’ve ventured into the murky and confusing world of medieval politics, Mercedes’ novels have shone a light on the… Continue reading Mercedes Rochelle | The Usurper King | Medieval Historical Fiction


Keith Stuart | Debut Author | Pied Piper

Today on Author Chats, I’m delighted to welcome Keith Stuart. It warms my heart to talk with “mature” authors (like… Continue reading Keith Stuart | Debut Author | Pied Piper


Cathie Dunn | The Shadow of Versailles | A Dark Side of Paris’s History

I enjoyed Cathie Dunn’s wonderful novel Love Lost in Time, and so have been looking forward to our chat about… Continue reading Cathie Dunn | The Shadow of Versailles | A Dark Side of Paris’s History


Anne O’Brien | New Release | The Queen’s Rival

Anne O’Brien writes wonderful novels of Plantaganet England, and her latest, The Queen’s Rival, is a captivating insight into the… Continue reading Anne O’Brien | New Release | The Queen’s Rival


Emma Lombard | Debut Novel | Discerning Grace

Today I’m delighted to welcome historical novelist Emma Lombard to chat about her debut historical adventure romance Discerning Grace. It’s… Continue reading Emma Lombard | Debut Novel | Discerning Grace


Jean M. Roberts | New Release | The Heron

I was intrigued to learn more about the inspiration behind Jean Roberts’ new release, The Heron, and so am delighted… Continue reading Jean M. Roberts | New Release | The Heron


Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger | New Release | Two Fatherlands

Chrystyna, I’ve been looking forward to this for ages, because I’m fascinated by the inspiration for your work, your courage… Continue reading Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger | New Release | Two Fatherlands


Carol McGrath | New Release | The Damask Rose

I am thrilled to be part of Carol McGrath’s new release blog tour for her beautiful new historical fiction novel… Continue reading Carol McGrath | New Release | The Damask Rose


Andrea Matthews | Thunder on the Moor | Scottish Timeslip

Maggie Armstrong grew up with tales of blood feuds and border raids, but when her father takes her back fourth… Continue reading Andrea Matthews | Thunder on the Moor | Scottish Timeslip


M.K. Tod | New Release | Paris in Ruins

M.K. (Mary) Tod has been a great friend and favourite author for a number of years – her dual timelines… Continue reading M.K. Tod | New Release | Paris in Ruins


Frances Quinn | New Release | The Smallest Man

I was so excited when Frances accepted my invitation to come and chat about The Smallest Man. Not only is… Continue reading Frances Quinn | New Release | The Smallest Man


Cynthia Ripley Miller | A Sword Among Ravens

Today on Author Chats we venture into new territory with Cynthia Ripley Miller and her fascinating historical thriller set in… Continue reading Cynthia Ripley Miller | A Sword Among Ravens


Paul Walker | State of Treason

Today on Author Chats we enter the mysterious world of Elizabethan spies as Paul Walker takes us to 16th century… Continue reading Paul Walker | State of Treason


Helen Hollick and Alison Morton | Tea for Two New Releases

Two of my favourite historical fiction authors have jumped genre into the mystery and thriller world, and are storming the… Continue reading Helen Hollick and Alison Morton | Tea for Two New Releases


Donna Scott | New Release | The London Monster

I’m delighted to welcome Donna Scott to Author Chats today to talk about her work and inspiration. To kick-off, let… Continue reading Donna Scott | New Release | The London Monster


MJ Porter | Vikings, Fantasy and Historical Fiction

Today, a new author for me, which is always a pleasure, and following on the theme from my last author… Continue reading MJ Porter | Vikings, Fantasy and Historical Fiction


Pam Lecky | The Lucy Lawrence Victorian Mysteries

Award-winning Irish author Pam Lecky joins me today to talk about her Victorian Mystery series, The Lucy Lawrence Mysteries, her… Continue reading Pam Lecky | The Lucy Lawrence Victorian Mysteries


Margaret Porter | The Islanders Trilogy | Historical Fiction from the Isle of Man

I’m so delighted to be spending time with Margaret Porter on Author Chats today. We share a love of England,… Continue reading Margaret Porter | The Islanders Trilogy | Historical Fiction from the Isle of Man


Marie Macpherson | The Scottish Queen and the Fiery Reformer

A hearty welcome to Marie Macpherson, who’s here to talk about her fascinating novel The Last Blast of the Trumpet.… Continue reading Marie Macpherson | The Scottish Queen and the Fiery Reformer


Deborah Swift | The Women in Samuel Pepys’s Diary

Today I’m delighted to welcome Deborah Swift to Author Chats. One of my inspirations when I first started writing historical… Continue reading Deborah Swift | The Women in Samuel Pepys’s Diary


Tonya Mitchell | New Release | A Feigned Madness

Today I’m delighted to welcome Tonya Mitchell to Author Chats. Her debut historical fiction novel A Feigned Madness is garnering… Continue reading Tonya Mitchell | New Release | A Feigned Madness


Jean Roberts | Telling the Stories of Ancestors

Today I’m delighted to welcome Jean Roberts to Author Chats. Jean’s books are also inspired by her ancestors, and I… Continue reading Jean Roberts | Telling the Stories of Ancestors


Kathleen Marple Kalb | History, Mystery and Opera

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Kathleen Kalb and her fabulous Ella Shane history mystery series. Her quirky heroine and super… Continue reading Kathleen Marple Kalb | History, Mystery and Opera


Paula Scott | New Release | Leaving Lonesome

I first read Paula’s work about three years ago, and absolutely fell in love with her honest, lyrical writing and… Continue reading Paula Scott | New Release | Leaving Lonesome


Charlene Newcomb | Medieval Tales and Forbidden Love

Today I’m enjoying a chat with my good friend Charlene Newcomb, who writes a fascinating series of historical fiction novels… Continue reading Charlene Newcomb | Medieval Tales and Forbidden Love


Nicola Cornick | New Release | The Forgotten Sister

I am so happy to welcome Nicola Cornick to Author Chats today. Not only is Nicola one of my favourite… Continue reading Nicola Cornick | New Release | The Forgotten Sister


Richard Tearle | Melody Maker, Story Writer

Today I’m delighted to welcome author and Discovering Diamonds reviewer Richard Tearle, who recently launched a new book of short… Continue reading Richard Tearle | Melody Maker, Story Writer


Mary Ann Bernal | A Journey Along the Crusader’s Path

When I first chatted with author Mary Ann Bernal, I knew I had found a friend – someone else who… Continue reading Mary Ann Bernal | A Journey Along the Crusader’s Path


John Pilkington | 17th Century Sleuth

Today’s Author Chat is a real delight for me, because we are back in one of my favourite historical times… Continue reading John Pilkington | 17th Century Sleuth


Emma Lombard | Sailing Away on an Historical Adventure

I’m chatting with Emma Lombard today, and discussing her fascinating novel, Discerning Grace. I must admit, when Emma revealed her… Continue reading Emma Lombard | Sailing Away on an Historical Adventure


Brook Allen | Friends and Romans

Today I’m thrilled to welcome Brook Allen to Author Chats, to talk about her award-winning Antonius Trilogy series. I have… Continue reading Brook Allen | Friends and Romans


The Road to Liberation | An Inspiring Anthology

Today, not just one Author Chat, but an entire tea party. So, put on the kettle, make a cuppa and… Continue reading The Road to Liberation | An Inspiring Anthology


Amy Maroney | A fascinating journey through past and present

Today I’m thrilled to welcome Amy Maroney, whose brilliant dual narrative book The Girl from Oto has kept me company… Continue reading Amy Maroney | A fascinating journey through past and present


Mary Anne Yarde | New Release | The Du Lac Curse

I have been looking forward to chatting with Mary Anne Yarde for ages, for her books fascinate me. She weaves… Continue reading Mary Anne Yarde | New Release | The Du Lac Curse


Vivienne Brereton | For the Love of Tudors

The Tudor dynasty was probably my first historical love, and at the age of seven I decided I should sign… Continue reading Vivienne Brereton | For the Love of Tudors


Alison Morton | Roma Nova: Alternative History

On Author Chats today, a writer I’ve wanted to talk to for ages, for I love the clever concept and… Continue reading Alison Morton | Roma Nova: Alternative History


Susan Margaret Cooper | Historical “Faction” Author

I first met Susan through a Seventeenth Century Twitter group, and it was love at first tweet. You don’t often… Continue reading Susan Margaret Cooper | Historical “Faction” Author


Anna Belfrage | Time Traveller

Anna’s books enthrall me, and I am constantly astounded by her ability to move effortlessly between genres and eras. She… Continue reading Anna Belfrage | Time Traveller


Drema Drudge | New Release: Victorine

On Author Chats today, I’m thrilled to welcome Drema Drudge to talk about her brilliant new novel, Victorine. Thanks for… Continue reading Drema Drudge | New Release: Victorine


Helen Hollick | Bringing the Supernatural to Life through Powerful History

Helen is a master of bringing memorable characters to life, and I’ve wanted to ask her for a while about… Continue reading Helen Hollick | Bringing the Supernatural to Life through Powerful History


Annie Whitehead | Anglo-Saxon Author and Historian

In our Author Chat today, I’m excited to interview Annie Whitehead, whose fiction and non-fiction work on Anglo-Saxon England is… Continue reading Annie Whitehead | Anglo-Saxon Author and Historian


Cryssa Bazos | 17th Century Enthusiast

Welcome, Cryssa. As a fellow 17th Century historical fiction fan, I’m so excited to invite you to chat. And thanks… Continue reading Cryssa Bazos | 17th Century Enthusiast