- Words that warmed my heart today: "Arlen is an underappreciated historical fiction author who should find elevation from this beautifully written, impeccably researched, penetrating story of another underappreciated personality, Marion Crawford." Thank you to Laurel Ann Nattress of for her tremendously generous and perceptive review on Austenprose - A Jane Austen Blog.. ... See MoreSee Less"Arlen’s vivid descriptions bring the reader into the room. This engrossing book willappeal to readers, whether they already know the true story or not!" --Booklist review of IN ROYAL SERVICE TO THE QUEEN. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks agoI love my annual visit with The Poisoned Pen bookstore in Scottsdale, AZ. Once again I spent a delightful virtual hour with John Charles, and the talented writer, Jennifer Ashley, talking about the challenges of writing historical novels, and the surprises that our research brings us. Enjoy!www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mBek9RTGas&t=4s ... See MoreSee Less
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Death of a Dishonorable Gentlemen will be released by Minotaur Books, St. Martin’s Press January 6, 2015.
A Party for Winston. The second book in the series to be released in January 2016.
It’s that list-making time of year. The ‘best of’ lists…’ As a particularly dedicated list-maker, I wanted to share Iyntwood’s favorite reads for 1912. Continue reading
“The Wind in the Willows” published in 1908 by Kenneth Grahame has often been referred to as a pastoral hymn to the rural beauty of England and the relatively un-spoiled countryside of the early 1900s. Continue reading
It was during the frenzy of the Coronation year of George V in 1911 that brought Nijinsky, star of the Ballet Russe, before the British public. Continue reading