My new novel, The Moon Turned to Blood, is in last revisions (hopefully). I aim to complete it by Spring 2022 and search for a literary agent to help me publish it. I am excited about the changes I am making on this version. Sometimes it helps to sit on a novel for awhile, let a few trusted friends read it, and be open to their comments and suggestions. Through this process I found that I needed to make my main character, Astra, more robust, and weave in additional medieval historical elements. I hope you will someday be able to enjoy it!
I am currently looking for a publisher for my new novel, working title A Plague on Both Their Houses. I am contacting a Norwegian historian to read and provide any corrections regarding historical accuracy which I will add as needed. At the same time, this is a novel, but I am attempting to make the historical time period of 1349 represented as accurately as possible.
I am currently working on a book, untitled, set in the 1300's in Norway during the time of the first plague. I am perhaps 1/3 of the way through, though will have to do major revisions following my trip this summer to Norway to do research for the book. My son, Aaron and I had the privilege of touring Oslo and Bergen, but more importantly following the Viking Road in western Norway and driving up the Numedal Valley to visit well-preserved medieval farms and stave churches. Thanks to my wonderful cousins, Petter, Evelyn, and Solfrid for driving and accompanying me and helping us find off-the-beaten track historical sites! We saw farm buildings from the 1300's, stave churches from the 1100's, and Viking burial sites including an ancient site from the 400's where large stones were set out in the shape of Viking ships. We also saw the mounds where 2 full-size Viking burial ships were excavated and now reside in the Viking Ship museum. My travels have given me a much deeper insight into the lives and times of my new book's characters, and I can now follow their path with far more clarity. I have a lot of work to do!