Category: The Writing Life

The Subject Is Roses

First, an exciting announcement for readers in the US who have wished for Owen Archer audiobooks: The Apothecary Rose is available now, in a new Tantor audiobook narrated by the award winning Derek Perkins. (The Lady Chapel will be available in November, The Nun’s… Continue Reading “The Subject Is Roses”

Meet Chris Nickson, Chronicler of Leeds

In several weeks (8 June) I’ll be sitting down at the historic Leeds Library (7 pm) with my friend Chris Nickson, engaging in a conversation about our work and our friendship. I’m grateful for this opportunity to share the stage with a friend whose… Continue Reading “Meet Chris Nickson, Chronicler of Leeds”

Snippets about Writing & Fairy Tales

First it was the run up to the Medieval Women’s Choir concert (songs of pilgrimage), and the concert itself, and now I’m deep into the middle of Kate Clifford #3, in which I’ve been reacquainted with a beloved cast member of the Owen Archer… Continue Reading “Snippets about Writing & Fairy Tales”

Snippets about Writing & Fairy Tales

First it was the run up to the Medieval Women’s Choir concert (songs of pilgrimage), and the concert itself, and now I’m deep into the middle of Kate Clifford #3, in which I’ve been reacquainted with a beloved cast member of the Owen Archer… Continue Reading “Snippets about Writing & Fairy Tales”

The Murder Mystery as a Cultural Lens, part 1

In November of last year I was invited by the Classics, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies Graduate Research Cluster at the University of Washington to talk about my career writing fiction about late medieval England, Scotland, and Wales. I flailed around for a topic… Continue Reading “The Murder Mystery as a Cultural Lens, part 1”