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I write about events in history with which I feel a strong connection.  I work to understand how and why people acted as they did – to delve into life as it was then for ordinary people. My current books are set in sixteenth century Scotland and Europe and in both my characters interact with well known people who lived then.

Many of the events I am describing have resulted in who we are today and I find that fascinating. I hope you will too…..read more

The Castilians by VEH Masters

1546 and Scotland is under attack from Henry VIII, determined to marry his son to the infant Mary, Queen of Scots. A few among the Scottish lairds are eager for this alliance too. They kill Cardinal Beaton, who is Mary’s great protector, and take St Andrews Castle, expecting rescue any day from England….read more

Europe 1547. The rising tide of the Reformation threatens bloody revolution. And the terror of the Inquisition grows, even for those who have converted….read more

It’s 1550 and Bethia has fled Antwerp, with her infant son, before the jaws of the inquisition clamp down, for the family are accused of secret judaising. She believes they’ve evaded capture but her husband, Mainard, unbeknownst to her, is caught, imprisoned and alone….read more

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Member of the Historical Novel Society
Member of the Historical Novel Society
Chill with a Book Award winner
Winner of Chill with a book premier award winner
The Wishing Shelf 2020 Finalist Medal
Finalist, Wishing Shelf Book Awards.