As a writer, I’ve written both medieval and western historical romances and also thrown in a few romantic suspense novels along the way. All of these novels were standalones. As a reader, I’m drawn to series, though. I love following continuing characters and seeing their growth and development over time. You think I would have… Read More
Alexa Aston’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love.
She is the author of The Knights of Honor, a 10-book medieval romance series that takes place in 14th Century England and centers on the de Montfort family. Each romance focuses on the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.
A native Texan, Alexa lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and can’t get enough of Fixer Upper or Game of Thrones. Alexa also writes romantic suspense, western historical, and standalone medieval novels as Lauren Linwood.
Admit it. You’ve told a white lie at some point in your life. We all have. The phrase a white lie originated in the early 18th century. This minor/polite/harmless fib is usually an untruth you tell to remain tactful in a situation. It’s not meant to be harmful. It simply shields another person from a… Read More
by Lauren Linwood I am the original History Nerd. I was that kid in school who liked history when it wasn’t cool to do so. I liked it so much that I became a history teacher! My idea of fun is traipsing through all of the Smithsonian museums in D.C. or visiting presidential libraries across… Read More
by Lauren Linwood Writers are an odd group. We definitely march not to a drummer but traipse along with the voices rattling around in our heads. I walk five miles a day and get some of my best plotting done then—but I’m sure when joggers or bikers pass me, they have to wonder about me… Read More
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It’s Historical Mystery Award Season!
Spring seems to be the season for historical fiction and mystery writing awards: the Lefty (awarded at Left Coast Crime), the Agatha (Malice Domestic), the Edgar (Mystery Writers of America), and my new favorite, the Benjamin Franklin (Independent Book Publishers Association, aka IBPA). I’m excited to share the news that FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH… Read More