Tag: Joan of Kent

Background on A Triple Knot: Joan and Thomas—a few deleted scenes

Everything about the creative process intrigues me. A colleague once told me that he saves every discarded bit as he works on a book and reviews all of the material with care when he’s doing the last revisions, just to make certain he didn’t… Continue Reading “Background on A Triple Knot: Joan and Thomas—a few deleted scenes”

Joan’s Catch-22 (and it’s publication day!)

“What family doesn’t have its ups and downs?”–Eleanor of Aquitaine (Katherine Hepburn) in The Lion in Winter. Katherine Hepburn’s droll delivery of that line became a mantra in my head as I wrote A Triple Knot, my book about Joan of Kent, the daughter… Continue Reading “Joan’s Catch-22 (and it’s publication day!)”

Joan's Catch-22 (and it's publication day!)

“What family doesn’t have its ups and downs?”–Eleanor of Aquitaine (Katherine Hepburn) in The Lion in Winter. Katherine Hepburn’s droll delivery of that line became a mantra in my head as I wrote A Triple Knot, my book about Joan of Kent, the daughter… Continue Reading “Joan's Catch-22 (and it's publication day!)”

Little, Big: the Royal Court vs. Owen Archer’s York

While you await the publication day of A Triple Knot, I thought I’d share with you the paper I presented at the most recent International Congress on Medieval Studies. The session was The Real Generic Middle Ages, sponsored by the Tales After Tolkien Society.… Continue Reading “Little, Big: the Royal Court vs. Owen Archer’s York”

Blanche, Lady Wake

As I count down from 2 weeks (yesterday!) until the publication of A Triple Knot (8 July!), I’ve been thinking about the stories that didn’t make the cut. I knew from the first that living as she did in the thick of the royal… Continue Reading “Blanche, Lady Wake”