IN THE RUNNING
2023 International Chaucer Book Award
Early Historical Fiction
Chanticleer readers liked something about KNIGHT’S PAWN, a character, the plot, or the writing. They pulled my book from the slush pile, and now it competes for the 2023 award for early Historical Fiction. If successful, it begins a long climb up several levels of achievement and one day, it might receive an award.
Chanticleer will announced and fete winners at the Chanticleer Author’s Conference, April 2024.
I’m honored and excited!
Read an excerpt.
An evening talking with Rebecca D’Harlingue about her latest book.
I spoke at the Napa Valley and Tri-Valley Writers Clubs about authenticity, accuracy, and the interface of character and reader.
Most authors, whether writing science-fiction, mystery, crime, or any other genre, face the convergence of our characters and our readers. Characters inhabit their own skins and are shaped by their environment. They make choices, express attitudes, and bear certain responsibilities consistent with their cosmos. So do readers, who bring their experiences and expectations into our stories.