Helen Hollick – 30 years a published author

I am delighted today to be joining the Coffee Pot Book Club to celebrate a very special anniversary day for HELEN HOLLICK. Today, Helen is celebrating both her 70th birthday and thirty years as a published author. To mark this wonderful double anniversary, Helen has issued new editions of the trilogy of historical novels that launched …

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The Last Great Saxon Earls series by Mercedes Rochelle

I am delighted today to be joining the Coffee Pot Book Club blog tour to share an excerpt from Godwine Kingmaker, the first book in Mercedes Richelle's historical fiction series The Last Great Saxon Earls. What is the book about? They showed so much promise. What happened to the Godwines? How did they lose their …

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Writing what you *don’t* know…

One of the wonderful aspects of writing fiction – and perhaps especially writing historical fiction – is that your imagination will drive you to include scenes in which your characters engage in some activity or other that you know absolutely nothing about. So, you have to consult books, and the internet, and other resources, in …

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