Happy Thanksgiving!

I have a houseful of people today, for which I am very thankful.  In celebration, I have new book covers for Footsteps in Time and Prince of Time.  I am so excited to have them updated.  It will take some time for them to populate through all the outlets, but hopefully the paperbacks and ebooks […]

Vortigern? Who was he again?

Vortigern was a King of the Britons who is remembered for welcoming the Saxons into Britain during the dark ages and then being unable to get them to leave. This site:  http://www.vortigernstudies.org.uk/artwho/who.htm would very much like to rehabilitate Vortigern.  He has extensive information on this site. Our knowledge of Vortigern comes from some early sources.  Gildas, […]

Sharing numbers redux . . .

Last August, I posted my sales numbers for Amazon US through July, and thought now was the time to share more.  I released two new books in September:  The Pendragon’s Quest, the sequel to The Last Pendragon and The Good Knight, my medieval mystery.  The only reason my numbers are holding up is because I’ve […]

Viking Raids

Last year a story came out about 51 headless Vikings unearthed at a site in Weymouth, England.  http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/science/03/12/viking.olympics/index.html “On Friday, officials revealed that analysis of the men’s teeth shows they were Vikings, executed with sharp blows to the head around a thousand years ago. They were killed during the Dark Ages, when Vikings frequently invaded […]

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is one of many rings of standing stones built by the ancients in Britain, begun sometimes between 3000 and 2500 BC.   More is known about Stonehenge in particular than other stone circles, in  part because they are so well preserved, and also because real archaeological work has been done around it. “The first Stonehenge […]

Gerald of Wales

Gerald of Wales was born in in Manorbier Castle, Pembrokeshire (Dyfed), South Wales in 1145 or 1146. His father was a Norman Knight, William de Barri. His mother was Angharad, granddaughter of Princess Nest, a princess of Deheubarth.  She was the half Welsh – granddaughter of Rhys ap Tewdwr, Prince of South Wales (on her mother’s […]

How did Latin get into English?

It was the Romans right? Well, ultimately, but not necessarily because they conquered Britian in 43 AD. The Romans controlled Britain from 43 AD to when they marched away in the beginning of the 5th century.  During that time, they built roads, towns, forts, and established a government.  Upon their departure, the ‘dark ages’ consumed […]

National Novel Writing Month 2011

Today is November 1 and National Novel Writing month begins! If you’ve never heard of it, this is an opportunity to write 50,000 words in one month on a new book.  Here’s the official site:  http://nanowrimo.org/en/dashboard Here’s my novel link: http://nanowrimo.org/en/participants/drsarah Feel free to be my buddy 🙂 Starting today, Nov. 1, I’m going to […]