New Book Announcement!

I’m sorry I haven’t posted for a while, but I’ve been busily researching/writing my work in progress. I did, however, want to stop by and tell you about a contract I just signed for a new novel, which I have to complete in 2016. Its working title is The Milk of Human Kindness, and here’s the working blurb:

When Cecily, Duchess of York, bears a frail little son, Richard, no one expects him to live more than a few days. But under the loving nourishment of Avice, a young wet nurse, Richard not only survives but thrives. A bond is formed between them that will be broken only with Richard’s death at Bosworth Field.

As Richard grows into a deeply principled man, dismayed by his brother’s corrupt court and the dominance of the greedy Woodvilles, Avice is always there to offer him her unconditional support and love. Richard, in turn, is Avice’s only comfort as her own son drifts into a life of crime. When Richard has to make the most difficult decision of his life–one that will change the course of history–it is Avice to whom he turns for advice.

Told by Avice, The Milk of Human Kindness offers a fresh perspective on Richard III by the woman who loved him best–and who inspired him to create the system of bail that we all enjoy today.

You can pre-order The Milk of Human Kindness at Amazon at the link here.

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13 Responses to New Book Announcement!

  1. Esther says:

    Sounds like it will be a great book.

  2. Terry Martini says:


  3. dodie says:

    Love your site! May I suggest this – I don’t like the title. It doesn’t catch me and is a phrase associated with things ‘not’ English history or persons. Just a thought. best luck!

  4. Sarah Brooks says:

    Wow, can’t wait to read the Milk of Human Kindness. Put in my preorder ASAP!

  5. Sonetka says:

    And Happy April Fool’s Day to you, too 🙂

  6. Jenny78 says:

    Oh sweet baby Dickons!!!

    I love your blog!
    Thanks for being so clever.

  7. Debra Bayani says:

    Can’t wait!

  8. Anne Barnhill says:

    You are amazing! I can’t believe how you get it all done. This one sounds really good! Hope we can meet up again one of these days. Enjoyed it so much! Things are going a little better w/my sister. She has a new roomie so that’s good. May the Muse be with you!

  9. Deborah Bloch says:

    Oh, yes…this book sounds promising and I assume will reveal the mystery of Richard’s missing feet!! 😉

  10. Anerje says:

    I was incredulous reading your post – fell for it hook, line and sinker – and thought ‘how could Susan do this?’, then I clicked on the link LOL!

  11. Anne Maslin says:

    Would have been a great idea though! I often wondered whether Richard’s scoliosis which developed in his teen years was due to his having to wear all that heavy armour. What would his nurse say about that? Anne.

  12. Edith says:

    That was a delicious milkshake-up Susan.