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My Take on Cromwell

It’s no secret that I am not fan of Hilary Mantel’s take on Thomas Cromwell. He is a big player in my novel, Mine Own Good Daughter, and my research led me to a very different conclusion about Cromwell’s character.  … Continue reading

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To Write a Blog Post or a Chapter? That is the Question

Obviously, by the stunning lack of posts here, my answer to this question has been to write a chapter. The fact that I’ve been experiencing some technical difficulties with this blog has made that decision easier, but I think I … Continue reading

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Letter Writing Tips from Sir Thomas More

Sir Thomas More’s work for Henry VIII often took him away from his beloved children for long stretches of time. Keep in mind that this was 500 years before phones, e-mail or Skype. Letters were the only way he could … Continue reading

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The Headline Hat

There has been quite a bit of talk around the blogosphere and twitterverse about Justice Antonin Scalia’s choice of hats for the Inaugural ceremony earlier this week. Turns out he was given the hat (a replica of the one worn … Continue reading

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Next Big Thing Blog Hop

Last September I was fortunate enough to attend the Historical Novel Society conference in London. One of the most pleasant parts of the conference (besides, well, being in LONDON!) was the good luck of meeting Hazel Gaynor. Sometimes you just … Continue reading

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Quid est Veritas?

What is truth? That seemingly simple yet infinitely important question Pontius Pilate posed to Jesus. Strangely enough, it was quite the topic of conversation at the Historical Novel Society conference in London. Historical fiction as a genre tends to get … Continue reading

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Sir Thomas More Trivia!

In my on-going pursuit to introduce Sir Thomas More to those who don’t know him, I thought a little trivia might be in order. Have you pointed out a fact? Have you gone to a meeting? Perhaps you anticipate the … Continue reading

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