Tag: Black Prince

Background on A TRIPLE KNOT: Envisioning Joan

In the beginning, I play with characters, trying them out in scenes, testing how they react to events and their fellow characters. With Joan of Kent, I’d already portrayed her several years before the death of her husband, the Black Prince, in A Vigil…

Medieval Trivia: Undergarments, Noxious Neighbors, and Nine More Skeletons

As I searched the past few days for alternatives to the undergarment on the proposed a cover for A Triple Knot [Emma’s novel about Joan of Kent’s early marriage(s)] I remembered a fascinating find from last summer that I’d hesitated to post at the…

So many books, so little time….

How do you choose what book to read next? An idly chosen book often surprises me with insight into my work-in-progress—so often that I now believe it’s not happenchance. So I’ve been experimenting with letting my subconscious choose the books I read for relaxation….

Garter Day

Knee deep in details about the Order of the Garter for the book I’ve just submitted to my publisher, I enjoyed watching as today Queen Elizabeth, flanked by Prince Charles and Prince William, led the procession of Knights of the Garter to St George’s…

Manuscript Limbo

I hit send on a thoroughly rewritten manuscript this morning. It’s off to my publisher. I feel numb. At midnight last night (or this morning?) I finished proofing the last round of changes and felt a wonderful sense of calm. I slept well. But…