I’m delighted that my guest today on Triclinium is Libbie Hawker who writes historical and literary fiction featuring complex characters and rich details of time and place. She lives in the beautiful San Juan Islands with her husband and two naughty cats. Libbie is also an idol of mine. She is the author of dozens of books, the majority of… read more
I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Weina Dai Randel to Triclinium. Weina’s first novel, The Moon in the Palace was nominated for Best Historical Fiction of 2016 by Goodreads Choice Awards. She is the author of two historical novels about Empress Wu, the one and only female ruler in China. The two novels will be translated into six languages. Born and… read more
My guest today on Triclinium is Martin Lake, author of A Dance of Pride and Peril, his wonderful new novel set in ancient Crete. Martin was born and raised in England. After graduating from the University of East Anglia, he worked as a teacher, trainer and lecturer before focusing on writing. In the past five years, he’s written ten novels,… read more
I am absolutely delighted to welcome Stephanie Dray as my guest today on Triclinium. Stephanie is a bestselling, award-winning, two-time RITA award nominated author of historical women’s fiction. Her critically acclaimed series about Cleopatra’s daughter has been translated into eight different languages and won NJRW’s Golden Leaf. As Stephanie Draven, she’s a national bestselling author of genre fiction and American-set… read more
“Call to Juno is an impeccably researched, page-turner that richly imagines the ancient world, weaving the actions of the gods and the multiple viewpoints of its characters into a seamless narrative.” Elizabeth Jane Corbett has kindly given Call to Juno a wonderful review. It’s especially important to me because she reviewed The Wedding Shroud for the Historical Novels Review back… read more
My guest today on Triclinium is MK Tod, Canadian author of the newly released Time and Regret. Mary began writing while living as an expat in Hong Kong. What started as an interest in her grandparents’ lives turned into a full-time occupation writing historical fiction. Her novel Unravelled was awarded Indie Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society. In addition… read more
My guest today on Triclinium is Barbara Gaskell Denvil. Born in England, Barbara grew up amongst artists and authors and started writing at a young age. She published numerous short stories and articles, and worked as an editor, book critic and reader for publishers and television companies. She broke off her literary career to spend many hot and colourful years… read more
Comment on my interview on the True Book Addict Litblog to go into the draw for a digital copy of Call to Juno and The Cast of a Hand by G S Johnston. Many thanks to Greg for his thoughtful questions, and to Michelle for hosting us on her wonderful blog! Read the interview here.
My guest novelist today on Triclinium is Joanna Courtney, author of the Queens of Conquest trilogy. Ever since Joanna sat up in her cot with a book, she’s wanted to be a writer. She has had over 200 stories and serials published in women’s magazines and now PanMacmillan have released The Chosen Queen and The Constant Queen in Australia with… read more
Comment on my interview at Unusual Historicals for a chance to win a digital copy of Call to Juno. Many thanks to Lisa Yarde for inviting me to speak on my sources of inspiration. Read the interview here.