Dear Readers, welcome!
Isolde Martyn is best known for well-researched historical novels set against turbulent times. Her debut novel The Maiden and the Unicorn won the prestigious RITA Award for 'Best First Novel' from Romance Writers of America. Her first two books also won the mainstream 'Romantic Novel of the Year Award' in Australia.
Since being published, she has given humourous talks and workshops at conferences in New York, Wiesbaden and Auckland as well as in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Her latest novel is about Mistress Shore, King Edward IV's mistress. For more information, please have a look at her news 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. There is also a list of historical fabrics that may interest you if you are researching a historical novel.
For reviews, a blurb about the book and to read an extract, please visit publications. For more about the real historical Mistress Shore, go to Inspiration for a New Novel. However, I thought it might be fun here to imagine how a modern day reporter might handle the rumours about the gorgeous Mistress Shore in the 1470s before she met the king.