Interview as Helen Hollick’s “Guest of the Day”

Thanks to Helen for giving me the opportunity to tell my story. It was fun to write this interview, but I was absolutely stumped by the dinner guest question (pressure to perform in front of all the conference attendees) and Helen picked me up and dusted me off, thank goodness! Enjoy!

On another note, I am way behind in the Battle of the Book Review Blogs and voting closes on Monday, September 3…if you’d care to vote, please go to

Thank you to those readers who have voted for The Queen’s Quill; you’ve made my day!

Burning Silk really will be reviewed, I promise…

I realize I am now officially late with a review for Burning Silk. I, being the overcommitted book lover that I am, committed to write a review of Susanna Kearsley’s Mariana for the next issue of the Historical Novels Review. There are times when I tire of sifting for a diamond and am drawn to the pile of shiny jewels already stacked on the shelves…


I am looking forward to the fall (yes, it’s quite a while away) when I will board a plane for London and have nothing to do except READ! And not the Kindle…. I plan to bring at least two books with me, and I know I will return home with a suitcase full of fantastic historical fiction. For anyone planning to attend the 2012 HNS Conference in London, I will see you there! Helen Hollick and her UK team will have a table and will be prepared to discuss self-publishing to anyone interested. Here is her piece on the conference website: