Hello. I’m a new author and I’m hoping you’ll be coming on this novel journey with me.
I set out on my writing journey months ago -in fact it was on a real physical journey that this all began.
I was in a little museum in Perpignan on the edge of the Pyrenees in January, looking at a painting I had wanted to see for two years. The picture was a self portrait by the artist Hyacinthe Rigaud, the Catalan painter whose portrait of Louis XlV hangs in the Louvre in Paris.
And it was even better than I thought it would be. I came away from the gallery astounded. Once I got home, I began toying with an idea. I read a copy of an exhibition catalogue I bought in the museum shop that day. It was the last one they had, but it was in French; I just couldn’t bring myself to leave it behind. It took me a good while to read and once I’d finished, I had to read the artist’s biography. Every now and then after that, I came across references to Rigaud’s work; there is a website dedicated to him, he was mentioned on an Arts programme I watched on television. Intriguing details began to emerge of his life and career. I was inspired.
Today I’m introducing the fabulous novel by Glen Craney. Read about it here! THE COTILLION BRIGADE: A NOVEL OF THE CIVIL WAR AND THE MOST FAMOUS FEMALE MILITIA IN AMERICAN HISTORYBY GLEN CRANEY Publication Date: March 15, 2021Brigid’s Fire PressPaperback & eBook; 399 pages Georgia burns.Sherman’s Yankees are closing in.Will the women of LaGrange runContinue reading “The Cotillion Brigade”
Today’s blog features the fabulous first book of the White Sails series, Discerning Grace. I hope you enjoy it. Publication Date: February 22, 2021 Paperback & eBook; 370 pages Series: The White Sails Series, Book One Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance London 1826. wilful Grace Baxter, will not marry old Lord Silverton with his salivary incontinence andContinue reading “Discerning Grace by Emma Lombard”
It’s been a busy year(ish) since starting this blog, and I think I can safely say that things are getting better. Spring is coming and the future certainly looks a lot brighter than it did a few months ago. There are bulbs coming up all over the garden, gloriously bright yellows and blues. And indoors,Continue reading “Pressing On”