Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep 18

The Big Reveal

I am delighted to announce the unveiling of new covers for my third medieval romance series, The FitzRam Family. The completion of this project signifies a milestone for me. All ten of my published books now have professionally designed covers.For this series I worked with Steven Novak, (http://www.novakillustration.com/bookcovers.html) who also did the covers for Mimi …

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Sep 17

A Brief History of Schleswig-Holstein

Map of Denmark 1570 The setting for my latest release, Wild Viking Princess is the island of Strand, which in medieval times was located off the west coast of Denmark. As I described in a previous post, the island was torn apart by a vicious storm in 1634, and became three islands. The history of …

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Sep 16

The Norse Gods

The Norse Gods are mythological characters that, as far as we know, came from the Northern Germanic tribes of the 9th century AD. These stories were passed down in the form of poetry until the 11th – 18th centuries when the Eddas and other medieval texts were written. Norse mythology comprises the pre-Christian beliefs and legends …

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Sep 13

An Island Swept Away

In the Middle Ages the island of Strand, off Denmark’s west coast, encompassed approximately 210 square miles. I used this island as the setting for my latest release, Wild Viking Princess. A disastrous storm tide in the year 1634 tore the island apart, long after my hero (Reider) and heroine (Ragna) lived there in 1124 …

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Sep 11

A Dog Steals the Limelight Again!

I’ve done it again! Made a dog the star of my latest book! This time it’s a medieval breed known as an alaunt gentil. The dog belongs to the heroine, Ragna FitzRam, and was given to her by her Norman uncle as a puppy. The dog accompanies her on a journey from England to Hamburg. …

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