Isolde's latest news and upcoming events
Thursday 12 March, 2015ABC Radio National programme:Books and Arts DailyMichael Cathcart talks with Jesse Blackadder, Isolde Martyn and Lisa Storrs on what historians and historical novelists can learn from each other.
Saturday 21 March, 2015Historical Novels Society of Australasia Conference, Balmain, SydneyPanel Discussion: Tall Tales and True: How Story Tellers Imagine HistoryHow do historical novelists weave history into fiction? What draws an author to choose a particular era, and what research do they undertake to bring past times to life? Jean Bedford talks with Isolde Martyn, Johanna Nicholls, Juliet Marillier and Craig Cliff about these choices.More information here
Saturday 19 September 2015The Plantagenet Society of AustraliaTalk: Isolde Martyn - Medieval WidowsMore information here
March 2014 Article for Women's History Month
27 March 2014 Author talks, NSW10:30 to 11:30amTomaree Library and Community CentreSalamander Bay, Port Stephens2-3pmRaymond Terrace Library
3 April 2014 Informal workshopCWAMilton, NSW
Article on subplotsApril edition of Hearts Talk, Romance Writers of Australia Newsletter
May 2014New paperback edition of Mistress to the Crown August 2014Publication ofThe Golden Widows
9 August 2014At the ARRA book signing eventSydney with more than 70 romance authors
13 August 2014Workshop10-11:45amThe Society of Women Writers NSW Inc.State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
8 October 2014Guest speaker: Medievally BlondeThe Society of Women Writers NSW Inc.State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
15 October 2014Talk on The Golden WidowsTurramurra Library5 Ray Street, TurramurraTime: 5-30 for 6pmBookings: Call 9424 0480, visit any Ku-ring-gai branch or email Learn more about this event here.
30 October 2014Talk on Mistress to the Crown and The Golden WidowsAbbotsleigh Adult discussion GroupTime: 10am-12 noon
7 November 2014Author Talk on The Golden WidowsHornsby Library Meeting RoomTime: 10:30amBookings essential: online here.
26 November 2014“Crowns and ermine: medieval queens and noblewomen”A talk by Isolde Martyn and Julia Redlich, former fiction editor of Woman’s DayMorningRaymond Terrace Public LibraryTime: 10.30 -11.30 amFor more info: contact: 02 4980 0111AfternoonTomaree Public Library, Salmander Bay, Port Stephenstime: 2.00-3.00 pmFor more info: 4982 0670 or
The Plantagenet Society of Australia, 2014November Meeting:Andrew McKinnin, one of the organisers and combatants of international jousting, is giving a talk on: “Medieval Tournaments and Traditions”For more information on the society, please click here
10 December German edition available:Mätresse der Krone
August: Romance Writers of Australia Conference Fremantle: Riding the Waves“Sailing between the Heads” Isolde Martyn and Christine Stinson are giving a workshop on managing Point of View.
12-14 July - Richard III Australasian convention Novotel, Darling Harbour - Sydney
June Release of Mistress to the Crown UK editionMarch Ebook of Fleur de Lis Now available online
“Richard III Day” To be arranged for second half of 2013
Saturday 16 March, 2pm Celebration of Pride and Prejudice at Parliament House, Sydney
26 February Author talk: Turramurra Library 6 for 6-30pm
14 February St Valentine’s DayPanel at Ashfield Library to celebrate Pride and Prejudice
31 JanuaryBook launch of Mistress to the Crown
Plantagenet Society of Australia Sat 19 Jan if you’re in Sydney:Discussion: “How good was your Knight? Persecutors or protectors in the Middle Ages?”More info: Plantagenet Society of Australiamembers.optusnet.com.au/arablts/