Coming September 1, 2017!

The long-awaited sequel to The Scribe’s Daughter, The King’s Daughter tells the story of Kassia’s sister, Irisa.

In this gripping sequel to The Scribe’s Daughter, a young woman finds herself unwittingly caught up in a maelstrom of power, intrigue, and shifting perceptions, where the line between ally and enemy is subtle, and the fragile facade of reality is easily broken.

Irisa’s parents are dead and her younger sister Kassia is away on a journey when the sisters’ mysterious customer returns, urging Irisa to leave with him before disaster strikes. Can she trust him to keep her safe? How much does he know about the fate of her father? Only a voyage across the Eastmor Ocean to the land of her ancestors will reveal the truth about her family’s disturbing past. Once there, Irisa steps into a future she has unknowingly been prepared for since childhood, but what she discovers is far more sinister than she could have ever imagined. Will she have the courage to claim her inheritance for her own?

Pre-order your e-book HERE.  Paperbacks will be available on September 1.

What kind of books are The Scribe’s Daughter and The King’s Daughter?

I like to describe them as “fantasy that reads like historical fiction.”  Why? Because, as author Elizabeth Chadwick put it, they have echoes of being historical without containing any actual history.  Or as author Sharon Kay Penman says, the book[s] “could be easily rooted in the Middle Ages but isn’t.”  Sticklers of genre would probably call it high concept and low fantasy, but I’d say it’s only just.

Author Laura Pohl defines low fantasy as “books in which the fantasy elements appear, but they do very little for the story. Sometimes it can also be a fantasy set in a different world, but with a place that has no magic at all!”  She gives examples of Daughters of Ruin by KD Castner, Game of Thrones (The first book) by George RR Martin, Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.

(You can try out an excerpt of the first chapter here.)

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See what Discovering Diamonds, a site for independent reviews of the best in historical fiction, has to say about The Scribe’s Daughter:

The Scribe’s Daughter is an incredible first novel, well polished and well presented, an excellent example of independent, self publishing.”

“The first person narrative flows beautifully, so beautifully that when reading it I forgot it was an indie book and I forgot it was a review book, and not one I picked up for myself. ”

“If you like George R.R. Martin and Sarah J. Maas, this is absolutely for you. Definitely a  brilliant diamond of a discovery!”

To read the full review, visit the Discovering Diamonds website.

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I think readers who have enjoyed my medieval novels will enjoy The Scribe’s Daughter too.”     – Sharon Kay Penman, New York Times bestselling author of Lionheart and A King’s Ransom

Once in a while I come across a protagonist in a story who captures my heart.”  -Amy Maroney, The Girl from Oto

There are some books that you can disappear into, lose track of time and become completely embroiled in the world that the author has created — The Scribe’s Daughter is one of those books.  The Scribe’s Daughter is an example of historical fantasy at its best.”  -Mary Anne Yarde, award-winning author of The Du Lac Chronicles

“…beautiful word pictures, well-developed characters and a story that propelled me through the book and left me wanting more…”     – Amazon review

“…a well-crafted novel with some surprisingly beautiful prose…”     – Amazon review