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At the moment I’m brainstorming covers with PanMacmillan’s Momentum e-book team for four of my earlier novels. They’ll be out in July this year and it will be the first time as an e-book for THE SILVER BRIDE. Hope my characters Miles and Heloise will find some new fans as they get caught up in the designs of Richard of Gloucester and Harry, Duke of Buckingham in 1483.

I’m also putting all the chapter quotes back into FLEUR-DE-LIS. I took them out of the earlier e-book because some reviewers complained it was teasing readers too much having real and fictional quotes. I know quite a lot of you felt that they should go back in.

When I’m busy writing, there is often not much time to catch up on other historical fiction. Posie Graeme-Evans’ novel The Island House has been waiting on top of the ‘To be read’ pile and it has been a great delight to curl up and be caught up in a story that moves between modern day and Britain in AD 800.

It was lovely to receive some more feedback recently on the ‘Checklists for Aspiring Writers’. I’m delighted that those of you in the throes of approaching a publisher find them a big help.


PlantagenetsLogoPlantagenet Society of Australia
About 15 years ago, six of us started a history society dedicated to the Plantagenet era (Henry II—Richard III). We meet six times a year and our invited speakers are experts from many fields.
Now, our wonderful online wizard has created a Facebook Page and we are hoping to put up some videos of talks. It’s kicking off with my talk last year on ‘Medieval Widows -- Fettered or Footloose?

The Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/PlantagenetSocietyofAustralia1154/
Plantagenet Society of Australia
Organization

We are hoping other speakers this year will be happy for us to video extracts or whole talks.

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Isolde

Writing news

This year has been a healing year after losing my mum last November. It really zapped me mentally, especially for the first six months. I have finished a new book and been offered a contract but it still needs some polishing. This story, set in the troubadour era, is lighter and more fictional than my last two novels which have been about historical people but there has still been a lot of research in it.

PanMacmillan’s Momentum line is bringing out new e-editions of my first four novels: The Maiden and the Unicorn, The Knight and the Rose, The Silver Bride and Fleur-de-Lis. This means that The Silver Bride will be going digital for the first time. All these editions will be available internationally.
The Devil in Ermine will continue to be available as an e-book or POD.

For more information about my books and how some of them came to be written, please have a look at the PUBLICATIONS page.

If you are an aspiring writer, you may find the various checklists in the HELP FOR WRITERS section of this website worth having a look through before you send off your manuscript to an agent or a publisher.

Latest books

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THE GOLDEN WIDOWS is now available in both print and digital format. It’s the story of two real life widows on opposing sides during the Wars of the Roses. The Yorkist widow is Kate Neville, the sister of Warwick the Kingmaker. The Lancastrian widow is a certain Lady Grey!!! A woman about to change history!

To read an extract, head on over to PUBLICATIONS

The mass paperback edition of MISTRESS TO THE CROWN, about King Edward IV's favourite, known to history as Mistress Jane Shore, is now available in bookstores or from Mira.

For a real life 'Game of Thrones', Isolde’s other recent novel THE DEVIL IN ERMINE, the events of 1483, told by Richard III’s cousin, Harry, Duke of Buckingham, can be bought as print-on-demand or an e-book from Amazon.
 
For more information about all Isolde’s books, please have a look at the PUBLICATIONS page.

If you are an aspiring writer, you may find the various checklists in the HELP FOR WRITERS section of this website worth having a look through before you send off your manuscript to an agent or a publisher.

 

 

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