It’s here! My sample copy of Hugh and Bess: A Love Story came in the mail on Saturday, and it’s now available to order here, either as a trade paperback or as an electronic download. It hasn’t gone live on Amazon or Barnes and Noble yet, but I’m hoping it will be within a couple of weeks.
It’s going to be strange writing a book that doesn’t have a Hugh le Despenser in it! My next book is very much in the beginning stages, but it’s set in the Wars of the Roses and will likely be narrated by Katherine, Duchess of Buckingham, sister to Queen Elizabeth Woodville and wife to the Duke of Buckingham, the man who helped bring Richard III to power and then lost his head when he joined a rebellion against him. It promises to be fun–especially as it won’t have a saintly Richard III. (And Richard III’s queen was a direct descendant of Hugh le Despenser the younger and Eleanor de Clare through their second son, Edward, so I won’t be totally Despenser-less.)
For you folks who voted in the poll that I should do a book set during the Barons’ Wars, don’t despair, I may get to that one eventually! But if you voted for the chick lit option, you might have a long, long wait.