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"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Jul 21, 2015

Catching Up

The summer is speeding past, due to book touring and author appearances, travels, and volunteer activities. I'm blogging again today at English Historical Fiction Authors, about what bloomed when in the historic English Garden: Garden Guide for English Historical Authors

I've had several lovely booksignings within driving range.

When at home, I have been thoroughly enjoying my gardens--when I tend the roses and perennials that grew in the 17th century, I think of Diana de Vere and Queen Mary, and their mutual love of flowers.


I was thrilled by a wonderful review of A Pledge of Better Times in Publishers Weekly. You can read it here.

Between now and my next UK trip, I shall be finishing a novel (I hope) that is a bit of a departure for me, before resuming my next historical biographical novel.