Tag: writing

The King’s Mistress–part of a lovely review

I discovered a lovely review of The King’s Mistress on Aimee Krenz’s blog Naked Pages (http://nakedpagereviews.blogspot.com) last week. Of course I love it because it’s so positive, but even better she spoke to the heart of some of the aspects I hold most dear,… Continue Reading “The King’s Mistress–part of a lovely review”

The King's Mistress–part of a lovely review

I discovered a lovely review of The King’s Mistress on Aimee Krenz’s blog Naked Pages (http://nakedpagereviews.blogspot.com) last week. Of course I love it because it’s so positive, but even better she spoke to the heart of some of the aspects I hold most dear,… Continue Reading “The King's Mistress–part of a lovely review”

Shop Talk: Out of Stillness, Inspiration

One of the loudest noises when I sit down at my desk is a ticking clock—the one in my head that tells me I have no time for stillness. This sense of not enough time is anathema to creative work, which depends on the… Continue Reading “Shop Talk: Out of Stillness, Inspiration”

Shop Talk: Embodying a Scene

Long ago I left my first US publisher to take advantage of the opportunity to work with an award-winning editor. She turned out to be far less hands-on than I’d hoped, and she died after publishing just the first book in the project I’d… Continue Reading “Shop Talk: Embodying a Scene”

Reputation

My work on Alice Perrers, a woman much reviled since the 14th century, has inspired a fascination with reputations—or, more specifically, why we give them such credence. We limit our understanding of the world when we base our opinions on reputations rather than ferreting… Continue Reading “Reputation”