Thursday, July 21, 2016

Catherine of Russia, new edition

Hello everyone ! 
   I'm happy to announce that Catherine, the Great Journey is available in paperback and for Kindle. Set in Russia in 1743, it's the final title in Scholastic's Royal Diaries series, and tells of the drama and intrigue when Catherine was a teenager.
   This portrait [right] shows her at age 15, when she first arrived in Russia. Her nickname was Figchen, meaning Darling Sophie.
   My husband took this photo [below] when Catherine and Eleanor of Aquitaine arrived in the mail this morning. I'm always thrilled to hold new editions, and feel excited about meeting new readers.  

happy author :)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Eleanor of Aquitaine, new edition

Hello everyone!

I'm happy to announce a new edition of Eleanor, Crown Jewel of Aquitaine, France 1137 ! Originally published with Scholastic's Royal Diaries series, it's now available in paperback and on Kindle!

This beautiful crystal vase [PHOTO: right] was a gift from Eleanor to Louis VII when they married in 1137, making her queen of France at the age of 15. I took this photo at the Louvre in Paris, when researching her fascinating story with my boys and my mom. It is said to be the last remaining artifact having belonged to the royal couple.