AUTHOR CHAT | Cathie Dunn | The Shadow Of Versaille

I’m thrilled to welcome Cathie Dunn to Author Chats today, for her historical fiction novel “Love Lost in Time” was one of my favourite lock-down reads last year. I was eager to hear more about the inspiration for her novels, where she loves to travel to, and what her delicious new series, Affair of the Poisons, is all about. Come and join us!

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

Author Chat | Anne O’Brien’s New Release: The Queen’s Rival

I’m delighted to welcome Anne O’Brien to Author Chats today. I love the way she combines superb research with lyrical prose, and I’m intrigued with the way she has created her latest novel, The Queen’s Rival, described as “The forgotten story of Cecily Neville, Duchess of York. A strong woman who claimed the throne for her family in a time of war…”
Join us for a great chat about her writing craft, and how it took a while to settle in on the creative way she’s captured Cecily Neville’s life.

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

Debut Novel | Discerning Grace | Author Chat with Emma Lombard

I love the opening blurb to my Author Chat novel today, Discerning Grace. Here goes: As the first full-length novel in The White Sails Series, Discerning Grace captures the spirit of an independent woman whose feminine lens blows the ordered patriarchal decks of a 19th-century tall ship to smithereens.
Discerning Grace Author Chat
Join me to find out more about the indomitable Grace, and why Emma Lombard, who gets seasick on a duckpond, chose to write a naval historical fiction adventure novel!

New Release | Two Fatherlands | An Author Chat with Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger

Today’s Author Chat takes us to the world of pre-WWII Austria and the incredible story of families forced to choose between being enfolded into Hitler’s Nazi horror, or resisting and trying to preserve Tyrol and all they hold dear. I’m delighted to welcome Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger and the final novel in her fantastic Reschen Valley series. Join us to learn about Chrystyna’s inspiration, writing techniques, and how much she appreciates beta readers and reviewers.

Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger | New Release | Two Fatherlands

I’m Henry VIIIth | Judith Arnopp Transports us on a Remarkable Journey

I’m loving the Tudor theme this week – today’s Author Chat is with the incomparable Judith Arnopp, whose historical fiction novels are incredibly entertaining, steeped in authenticity and founded in great research. I’m always intrigued to see what Judith is creating next in her beautiful Tudor costume-making, and at the same time, what stories from the Tudor court she is weaving for us. Today, we’re celebrating the release of her newest novel, A Matter of Conscience. Somehow she’s managed to port herself into Henry VIII’s head, and it’s a fascinating read!  Author Chat | A Matter of Conscience

Author Chat | An Immersive Tudor Experience

Today’s Author Chat is with the talented Karen Heenan, whose beautiful book Songbird is a completely immersive journey into the Tudor Court. It’s one of my favourite periods of history, and as we found out, Karen and I first got hooked in our respective childhoods watching The Six Wives of Henry VIII and haven’t looked back since. Come and explore the court with an expert guide!
Author Chat Karen Heenan

The Damask Rose | A Brilliant New Release

Congratulations to the very talented Carol McGrath on her new release The Damask Rose, the second in the She-Wolf series. I had the pleasure of inviting Carol to an Author Chat, where she shares some fabulous insights into her writing and research. I was also thrilled to receive an Advance Review Copy, and I was delighted to give her new novel a five-star review. Join us here and enjoy a fascinating interview. Author Chat