Award Winning Historical Fiction
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When Robert Baratheon died suddenly after a boar hunt, he left two young sons and an alarming wife.
When Edward IV, King of England, died suddenly after a fishing trip in April 1483, he left two young sons, a dangerous wife, and war broke out, the Yorks (Starks) battling the Lancasters (Lannisters.)
This fictionalized biography of Lady Cecylee Neville (1415-1495), the Thwarted Queen, spins a saga of power, fear, madness and greed.
When you play the Game of Thrones,
you either win,
or you die.
Twelve Cursed Sisters
How old are folktales really? Most of us believe them to be a few hundred years old, dating back to the Middle Ages.
But suppose the Twelve Dancing Princesses story is much older?
Suppose there is a kernel in the story that dates back tens of thousands of years to the end of the Ice Age?
Behind the ruined slippers
hides a tale of raging fires, devouring floods, ferocious winds
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A Short Story set during the Labor Unrest in Bristol during 1889 and 1890
What if your wife returns home from vacation with a much younger man?
It is September, 1889 in Bristol, England.
Edward Daniell, a lawyer with a well-heeled clientele, lives a comfortable middle-class life. He is careful to hide the fact that he was born into poverty 36 years ago.
Eight years ago, Edward acquired a wife in the shape of 19-year-old Miriam Wheeler, the daughter of a well-to-do merchant in Bristol. However, things were not quite as they seemed. Although Miriam had a conventional Victorian childhood, poor Edward had no idea that he would be acquiring a firebrand, a woman who became more and more unconventional as the years went by. Eventually, Miriam Daniell acquired a taste for Socialism, becoming a member of the Bristol Socialist Society and Treasurer of the Bristol Strike Committee of 1889-1890.
Despite her passion for politics, Miriam is not well. Her condition is so unmentionable that no-one (not even her husband) cares to discuss it, but it necessitates trips to Edinburgh so that she can consult with her Lady Doctor. After one of these trips, Miriam returns home to Bristol bringing a young man she met in Edinburgh, a Scot from Dunfermline who quit medical school in Edinburgh to become yet another Socialist firebrand…
Haunted by Dreams
By day, Helena Martin is enveloped into the busyness of life as a working Mom, with two young daughters leading her a merry dance, while she works in a doctor's office as a receptionist.
By night, she has dreams. Haunting dreams which involve her professor in embarrassing situations ~ such as the time he nuzzled her cleavage while she sat next to his wife...
What can she say? Her husband is not going to understand...
Shades of Unreality
Lady Cecylee Neville has been dead for some time, last closing her eyes in 1495. But now it is May, 2015, and she wishes to celebrate her 600th birthday. And so she resolves to go on a long and perilous journey, whisking herself forward to the 21st Century to see for herself how matters stand.
By turns enthralled, terrified and puzzled, Lady Cecylee finds herself grappling with dishwashers, robots that clean rooms, two stuffed toys and...herself.
Is any of this real? Is she quite real?