Tag: Black Prince

A GLIMPSE INTO A WRITER’S PROCESS: A TRIPLE KNOT

On World Book Day, a paper presented in 2013 about how A Triple Knot came into being.

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… Continue Reading “Background on A TRIPLE KNOT: Envisioning Joan”

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… Continue Reading “Medieval Trivia: Undergarments, Noxious Neighbors, and Nine More Skeletons”

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.… Continue Reading “So many books, so little time….”

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… Continue Reading “Garter Day”