Queen of Martyrs: The Story of Mary I by Samantha Wilcoxson

This review was written February 22 upon finishing an uncorrected ARC proof of Queen of Martyrs.  By request, I have postponed the review until April 13, one day following the release of this book. Full disclosure with apology to the author: I am friends with Samantha Wilcoxson, and I had an unreasonably heavy hand in pushing her … Continue reading Queen of Martyrs: The Story of Mary I by Samantha Wilcoxson

First Contact

Yesterday was First Contact Day in the Star Trek universe.  I only mention that because timing is everything, and geekdom knows no bounds.  In my personal life, I was fortunate enough to have a first contact of my own.  Author and friend Samantha Wilcoxson and her family had some manner of business engagement down in San … Continue reading First Contact

Book Updates

It's been a while since I offered some behind the scenes updates, so I figure I'm due.  This time, it's all about books.  Mostly about books.  Read on if you're interested, and you'll get the idea. I'm privileged to be a beta reader for Samantha Wilcoxson's upcoming historical fiction novel, Queen of Martyrs: The Story of … Continue reading Book Updates

Good Things

It's nice when I can report good things.  What else is a personal blog for, after all, if not that? At work, that arbitrary March 1 deadline of stupid I was up against has been nullified.  I completed the "rush" portion of the project early. At home, I got rewarded for that deadline.  My good … Continue reading Good Things

Faithful Traitor: The Story of Margaret Pole by Samantha Wilcoxson

Full disclosure: I am friends with the author, Samantha Wilcoxson.  She asked me to read a proof copy of this novel in the knowledge that I would give her a fair and honest review, for which I was more than happy to agree. Faithful Traitor is both a standalone novel and a sequel to Wilcoxson's … Continue reading Faithful Traitor: The Story of Margaret Pole by Samantha Wilcoxson

Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen: The Story of Elizabeth of York by Samantha Wilcoxson

When it comes to rating historical fiction, I always feel like I’m supposed to compare a novel to other historical fiction writers.  I could do that, I suppose, but that seems cruel.  Let’s just say that when it comes to the Tudor period, Margaret George sets the standard for me with her Autobiography of Henry … Continue reading Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen: The Story of Elizabeth of York by Samantha Wilcoxson