Tag: interviews

Interview With Amalia Carosella, Author Of Helen Of Sparta

Amalia Carosella fell in love “with old heroes and older gods” while studying Latin. So, she switched her major from Biology to Classical Studies and English, and started writing about her favourite mythological and historical figures. She “particularly enjoys exploring myths that have been overlooked” and give their protagonists the chance to tell their own

15 Minutes With Claire Ridgway @ The Anne Boleyn Files

Today I’m delighted to welcome Tudor buff and Anne Boleyn expert Claire Ridgway. A British freelancer now settled in Spain with her husband and children, Claire started her wonderful website after a vivid dream in which she witnessed Anne’s execution. Since then she has meticulously researched her life, created two websites – The Anne Boleyn

15 Minutes with Mike Rendell @ Georgian Gentleman

For this month’s instalment of the “15 Minutes With” series, I have the pleasure to introduce you to Mike Rendell, a lawyer turned historian who divides his time between England and Spain. Mike blogs about all things Georgian at his blog, Georgian Gentleman, and has already published several books about the era and its protagonists.

15 Minutes With Imogen Robertson

For the first installement of the “15 Minutes With” series of 2015, I’m very pleased to introduce you to Imogen Robertson. An ex TV director turned historical novelist, Imogen read Russian and German at Cambridge and now lives in London. Her latest work, The Paris Winter, set during the glittery Belle Epoque era, is a

15 Minutes With Isabella Bradford (aka Susan Holloway Scott)

After years of writing historical fiction, Susan Holloway Scott has gone back to penning historical romances under the name Isabella Bradford. Her latest work, A Sinful Deception, tells the story of Miss Serena Palmer, a noble-born heiress raised in India with a dangerous secret that could destroy her. When she doesn’t write books, Isabella, who

Interview With Vivien Shotwell, Author Of Vienna Nocturne

Vivien Shotwell is a very talented lady. A classically-trained singer, this year she had published her first novel, Vienna Nocturne. It tells the story of young soprano Anna Storace, a rockstar of her age. She’s invited to sing in Vienna, where she meets the young but extremely talented composer Mozart. Although they are both married,

15 Minutes With Melanie @ Madame Guillotine

Madame Guillotine is one of the first history blogs I stumbled upon, and I was instantly hooked. So, I was thrilled when its author Melanie Clegg agreed to be featured in this month’s instalment of the “15 Minutes With” series. Melanie is a history geek and art history graduate who writes novels of “posh doom”,