Monday, June 22, 2015

Castles, Customs, and Kings: True Tales – Now an Audiobook!



Castles, Customs, and Kings: True Tales by English Historical Fiction Authors – Now an Audiobook!

I grew up reading the My Bookhouse Books—a 1921 series of historical fiction volumes for children. They made a huge impression on me that I did not recognize until life slowed down for me in my fifties. Then I turned back to what I realized was embedded in my heart—history and historical fiction.

I had read Dickens in school—but didn’t slow down to realize how much I loved it. Then during a pregnancy that I had to spend in bed, I read the same books again before getting back to my busy life.

When the 2008 recession took my job I felt lost at sea, but as I began to drift what came to the surface around me was the Jane Austen movies I was watching, the historical dramas, the Palliser series on Netflix that were coming to an end.  What would I do now? I knew there had to be more stories, and I would be the one to write them!

An old computer held up just long enough for my first book, The Companion of Lady Holmeshire. But promoting it after publication had me frustrated. I began to write historical blog posts, but research for the blog took up all my time. So I started a blog and invited 30 other authors to write a history post, one of us each day. With all of us promoting the blog, it developed a good readership. At the end of the first year, one of the authors suggested we select posts and make them into a book. Thus was born the first volume of Castles, Customs, and Kings: True Tales by English Historical Fiction Authors.

Castles, Customs, and Kings is now available in audiobook form as well as digital and paperback! It has been well received and reviewed for the last one and a half years, and Volume II is in production. Watch for the second volume in September 2015.

You may buy this audio at Audible Audiobooks at Amazon.

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