What I'm Writing
My latest project takes place during the late 17th and early 18th century and is the type of historical fiction in which virtually every character, major and minor, actually existed.
The real people whose lives inspired my most recent novel can be seen in the portrait slide show embedded below. They are:
~a renowned beauty of the royal court
~the heroic young duke who sought her hand
~her father, a prominent nobleman, military officer and courtier
~the duke's mother, who left the stage for love of a king
~his uncle, the stubborn and uncompromising monarch
~the Princess, a reluctant but dutiful queen
~her husband the Prince, who seizes her father's throne
~her sister, who stubbornly flouts royal authority
Tracing these characters' paths through history has been a fascinating journey! To see the places where they lived, loved, quarreled, visit my Fact into Fiction page.
What I Wrote
My previously published novels take place chiefly in England or Ireland during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. They feature dukes and duchesses, lords and ladies as well as people associated with the theatre--opera singer, actress, dancer. I've written about miners and maids and musicians. The main characters are fictional, but many lesser or walk-on characters are real people (the Prince of Wales, Jane Austen, Joseph Grimaldi.) These stories are set in London or Bristol or Bath, the countryside, or more obscure regions (the Isle of Man.) They were published in hardcover, in paperback, and in various foreign languages. Many are now becoming available digitally, as Ebooks. Complete information here.