Once a Queen: A Story of Elizabeth Woodville by Samantha Wilcoxson

A small handful of months ago, author Samantha Wilcoxson gave us a novella of the formidable Margaret Beaufort as part of her Plantagenet Embers series.  This next novella features her equal and opposite number in the House of York, Elizabeth Woodville: The White Queen, as she's sometimes known.  As Woodville is the mother of Elizabeth … Continue reading Once a Queen: A Story of Elizabeth Woodville by Samantha Wilcoxson

The Last Lancastrian: A Story of Margaret Beaufort by Samantha Wilcoxson

It seems like a small eternity ago, but in reality it's only been a little over a week.  Maybe?  Time is a bit squirrelly for me sometimes.  I think it's some-timer's disease.  Anyway, whenever it was, I had a surprise email from my good friend, author Samantha Wilcoxson.  She's got a novella in the queue, and would I … Continue reading The Last Lancastrian: A Story of Margaret Beaufort by Samantha Wilcoxson

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