Monday, 14 December 2009
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Saturday, 5 December 2009
I will also be appearing at South Shields Library on February 13th in cahoots with other RNA authors for the promotion of the Loves Me, Loves Me Not short story anthology.
THE RUNNING VIXEN is now available from Amazon.co.uk and in bookshops. I haven't had my author copies yet. I'll organise a belated giveaway once my publishers actually get organised on that score, so keep watch!
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
I am so pleased with this cover. It says historical fiction, but with a twist. Hooray!
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
Friday, 16 October 2009
I have put the first chapter of my work in progress at my Excerpts blog.
In other news my agent has sold The Greatest Knight, The Scarlet Lion, A Place Beyond Courage and Daughters of the Grail to Turkey. Also The Greatest Knight has sold to Hungary.
Friday, 9 October 2009
There are forty new stories including contributions from Joanna Trollope, Katie Fforde, Adele Parks, Maureen Lee, Judy Astley, and umm...Elizabeth Chadwick. :-)
My own story, titled A CLEAN START, is about John Marshal's washerwoman and features a cameo moment from John himself, although the story is firmly about the lady and her dilemmas.
Amazon UK url here:
Thursday, 8 October 2009
Saturday, 12 September 2009
I returned from holiday to find my e-mail account with BT had very messily died in my absence. Not being inclined (after two TRULY TERRIBLE experiences with BT's non UK call centres) to get them to fix things this time around I have done what needed doing long ago, and transferred elsewhere. This does mean though that for the past week I have been unable to read any incoming e-mails to my Elizabeth Chadwick account, and also that until I get things moved over, I won't be able to read incoming e-mails on my old account.
If anyone does want to get in touch with me, my new account address as of today (Saturday 12th September 2009) is firstname.lastname@example.org So sorry for any inconvenience, but believe me, this is sooooo much easier than going through the torturous circular rigmarole of a BT overseas call centre experience (shudder).
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Sunday, 23 August 2009
Do drop by and have a look.
Saturday, 8 August 2009
To celebrate the publication, Source has arranged for me to go on a virtual Blog Tour. I'd love to cross oceans at some point and meet the readers, but this is a great substitute for now. Look out for guest appearances on the blogs below on the given dates, where I'll be talking a little bit about William Marshal (a lot actually, what a man!), and about writing historical fiction. I am told there are going to be book giveaways too, so there's a chance to win a free copy of THE GREATEST KNIGHT.
See you there!
August 20—Pop Syndicate’s Book Addict http://popsyndicate.com/books
August 25—My Friend
August 27—A Reader’s Respite http://readersrespite.blogspot.com/
August 28—Booking Mama http://bookingmama.blogspot.com/
August 31—Historical Tapestry http://historicaltapestry.blogspot.com/
September 1—Passages to the Past http://passagestothepast.blogspot.com/
Yankee Romance Reviewers http://yankeeromancereviewers.blogspot.com/
September 2—A Journey of Books http://ajourneyofbooks.blogspot.com/
September 3—The Tome Traveller’s Weblog http://thetometraveller.blogspot.com
September 4— http://historical-fiction.com/
September 21—Love Romance Passion http://www.loveromancepassion.com/
September 22—The Review From Here/Scribe Vibe http://scribevibe.blogspot.com/
September 23—Bloody Bad Books http://trinsnook.blogspot.com/
September 25—Morbid Romantic http://www.morbid-romantic.net/
Thursday, 16 July 2009
'I love the manuscript. I felt bereft when it stopped. Wow oh wow.'
Now, obviously she is my agent and I'm her client, but even so, I am wiping my brow with relief that it has passed the first hurdle now it's out in the world. I still have to hear from editors - they are reading it this weekend.
I guess my News blog is the only place where I trumpet blow. I don't like doing it more broadly online because the 'look at me' stuff gets stale very quickly and I'd rather talk history, writing and books in more general terms than my latest puff - so I confine the 'me' stuff to here!
Oh, and here's the video trailer!
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Friday, 19 June 2009
Sunday, 17 May 2009
Thursday, 7 May 2009
So well have advance orders to booksellers been going that Source Books have decided to follow up in the spring of 2010 with The Scarlet Lion rather than their original plan of Lords of the White Castle.
This makes a lot more sense all round and I am pleased to bits.
I am busy working on some new pages about the Marshals for my website at the moment and should have them up in a few weeks' time.
I have another cover to share with readers soon - The Running Vixen roughs are in and the overall look is terrific. I hope to post in a couple of weeks, so look out for that.
Sunday, 5 April 2009
Source Books now have my USA cover for THE GREATEST KNIGHT up at Amazon.com!
It's being published September 1st!
Sunday, 15 February 2009
February 26th. Birkbeck College, London. 6.30 pm
Talk on writing historical fiction, specifically about the Marshals.
Wednesday March 4th. Talk at Nottingham Central Library, Angel Row. 2pm in the afternoon!
Thursday March 5th. Talk and booksigning at Waterstones in Bury st Edmunds. 5 - 6.30pm.
36 Butter Market Bury St. Edmunds.
Wednesday March 18th. Talk at Shrewsbury Library with medieval music too (apparently!). Starts 7pm. Parts of the library date back to the 1450's. Can't wait!
Thursday March 19th. Talks at Dudley Library West Midlands. 10.30 am and 2pm.
Friday 27th March. Talk at Leominster Library. 7pm.
Thursday 2nd April. Talk at Weston Favell Library Northampton. 7.30 pm.
Monday 6th April. Talk at Ramsbottom Library 7pm
Wednesday 15th April. Talk in London - Kensington and Chelsea Libraries. This will be a joint talk with Katie Hickman, author of The Aviary Gate. 6.30 - 8pm
Thursday 16th April. Event at Merton Library, Surrey with Katie Hickman. Another joint talk starting at 7.30 pm.
Friday 17th April. Event at Knowle Library, Solihull. 2.30 pm
Thursday April 23rd. Event at Northwich Library, Cheshire. 6-7pm
Monday, 19 January 2009
I'm just finalising some talk dates with publicity at Little Brown, and I'll try and get them listed by the end of the week on my Events blog. I'll post here as soon as I have the details up.