A Brand New Novel
Josephine Baker, the early-20th-century African-American dancer, comic, and singer–hugely famous in Paris. Did you know that she was also a spy for the French Resistance during WWII?
The entire blogosphere, it seems, is abuzz about FOUR SISTERS, ALL QUEENS, my new book about the fabulous Sisters of Savoy, four sisters from Provence who became queens of France, England, Germany, and Sicily in the 13th century. The latest to pick up my book: BookTrib, where my book is a featured selection all this week. They’re giving away eight copies, have set up a landing page for me, and are featuring a new blog post by me every day — to my great delight. Come on over and join the fun!
Over at The Secret Writer, the not-so-secret Calum McDonald this week posted an interview with me in which I reveal my work habits (or lack of them), my literary influences, and the worst part of being an historical novelist.
At A Bookish Affair, Meg has reviewed the e-novella prequel, WHITE HEART: A Tale of Blanche de Castille, the White Queen of France, and given it four stars! “Blanche is just one of those characters that you love to hate!” she wrote. And, “I really liked this prequel and it made me excited to read FOUR SISTERS, ALL QUEENS.” Stay tuned for her review of the novel.
Sitting prettily near the top of the list for Biographical Fiction on Amazon, FOUR SISTERS, ALL QUEENS has been recommended as a must-read by a number of reviewers, and boasts a passel four- and five-star ratings. Readers are praising its beautiful writing, its character development, and its page-turning plot. “I wanted it never to end!” several have said on Goodreads. (I felt the same way when writing it.)
While you’re on Goodreads, check out the THREE group discussion threads happening around FOUR SISTERS, ALL QUEENS. Historical Fictionistas has two: One with author participation and one without. We’re also reading and discussing my book at Book Lover’s Hideaway. Come and join us!