Thursday, August 27, 2015

Book Signing Event

If you are in the Southwest Michigan area, you can visit me as I talk about reading, writing, and my novels. I will be hosted by the Edwardsburg Library on September 29th.

Edwardsburg Argus

I know that most of you aren't local, but if you are close I would love to see you!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Guest Blogging at The Writing Desk

I am at The Writing Desk today talking about my motivation for writing Elizabeth of York's story. Come and join the conversation!

Yesterday was release day and it went fabulously! "My Elizabeth" came in at #12 on the Bestselling Biographical Historical Fiction on Amazon UK and is currently at #50 in the same Amazon US category. I even have two 5-star reviews from early readers!

Thanks to everyone for reading, reviewing, and sharing this journey with me!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Today is the Day!

Release Day is here and I couldn't be more excited!

If you pre-ordered Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen on Kindle, it has already been delivered, which means you're not even reading this because you are already captivated in Elizabeth's story.  ;-)

This morning started out fabulously with "my Elizabeth" on the Biographical Historical Fiction bestseller lists on Amazon UK at #14 and Amazon US at #56.

Just when I thought things couldn't get any better, my first review came in from an early reader - FIVE STARS! You can read it here. Needless to say, I am thrilled and can't wait to see what the future holds for our favorite Tudor queen.

Have you started reading yet?

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Romance of Henry Tudor and Elizabeth of York

I am honored to be a guest blogger for the Henry Tudor Society today. Please read my article exploring the idea that Henry Tudor was more than a penny-pincher, but made a little bit of romance with his lovely Plantagenet bride.

Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen hits shelves tomorrow! Are you as excited as I am? Thank you to everyone who has already pre-ordered on Kindle. Those who have been waiting for paperback to arrive, your wait is almost over. If you are interested in purchasing a signed copy directly from me, please send me a message. I have a few signed copies available.

If you haven't already seen the book trailer, you can view it here.

Thanks, again, for all of your support and the conversation that we have here on my blog.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Available for Pre-Order!

The wait is almost over! Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen will be released in 10 days, and I am so excited to hear what everybody thinks of my story of Elizabeth of York.

If you are a Kindle reader, you can reserve your copy now. Both paperback and Kindle will be available on August 18th. When you pre-order, you will wake up to your copy delivered to your Kindle that day.

Prefer paperback? That's alright. You don't have long to wait. I may even offer autographed copies here on my website.

Thank you so much for all of your support!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Henry Tudor Prepares to Claim England's Crown

With my book release quickly approaching - 11 days to go! I am busily preparing for the big day and frantically fitting in my regular freelance work. However, I couldn't let August 7th pass without giving a shout out to one of the main characters of Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen: Henry Tudor.

Henry Tudor lands at Milford Haven
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On this day in 1485, Henry landed with his relatively small number of troops at Milford Haven and praised God for bringing him to that point. Henry's faith is one of the key elements that I believe drew Elizabeth of York to him. As he landed on the shore of Wales, they had not yet met, though they were betrothed. Henry was likely asking God for blessings on the marriage he would be expected to make as well as his plans to conquer the armies of Richard III.

Henry was begging God to bless his cause, but what was Elizabeth thinking? She, along with several sisters and cousins, had been sent to safety in the north with little idea that they had seen Richard for the last time. Did Elizabeth plot against her uncle and welcome Henry with open arms? Or did she support her uncle, trusting him as her father always had despite some of the actions he had taken?

Who Elizabeth was cheering for, or more likely praying for, in August of 1485, we cannot know. She kept her innermost thoughts deeply hidden, as any good princess would. What we do know is that when Henry proved victorious, she was a devoted wife to him. Exploring their relationship and the effects of the turbulent times that this royal couple lived through has been a joy.

For more information on Henry landing with his troops, see this Henry Tudor Society post.