|This is a portrait of Sir Nicholas Carew by |
Hans Holbein the Younger. While Sir Nicholas
himself is not the inspiration for Gerard's story
this portrait was.
So look out! Another Journey is headed your way... Do you recall the first four part journey I wrote a little over two years ago? Journey to a Tourney, the realistic view of a tournament through the eyes of four very different characters? (Here are the links: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV) The tourney journey, (such a neat ring to it!) has turned into a novel, that once finished (by the end of this year) will be available for your reading pleasure.
Now on to the new journey! Together we'll travel into the realm of Henry VIII of England. Our tour guide: Sir Gerard Ashby of Lincolnshire. Sir Gerard accompanied his mother and father to court as a young boy. His father is a Viscount and not only a knight for the king, but a Gentleman of the King's Privy Chamber, his mother a Matron of Honor to the Queen.
Young Gerard grew up surrounded by all the goings on at court steeped in intrigue, scandal, betrayal, and he is going to share what he's learned with us...
Part I of A Courtier's Journey will grace these pages on Monday, the 23rd day of August, year of our Lord 2010.
Additionally, I'd like to introduce you to another me, yes you read that, another me. While Eliza writes historical romance, my new alter ego, Michelle Brandon, writes historical fiction (more news on forthcoming books soon!) My new website is still under construction (http://www.authormichellebrandon.com/) but once finished, it promises to entertain you immensely!