Happy Welsh Lover’s Day

January 25th is Welsh Lover’s Day, celebrating Saint Dwynwen, a 5th century princess who was thwarted in love. Dwynwen had 23 sisters. She fell in love with Maelon Dafodrill but her father, King Brychan, would not allow her to marry him. Dwynwen fled to the woods, and Maelon was turned into a block of ice….

Free Books

I’m currently running a free paperback book offer. Have a look at the choice and grab one!  Book Sirens are also inviting reviewers for the new ebook edition of my book, Conquest I: Daughter of the Last King, which is published on 1 March 2023. 

Danae Penn: Author Talk in France This Weekend

In case you happen to be in the south of France in May, Danae Penn is giving a talk at Parisot Library on her medieval mystery novels. False Rumours and A Mystery of Blood and Dust are set in the Gers in the 15th century and feature a female sleuth, Belina Lansac. The novels are…

Helen of Wales

Shortly after Christmas, 1106,* the Norman steward of Pembroke Castle in Wales, Gerald FitzWalter, and his wife, the Welsh noblewoman Nest ferch Rhys, were invited to feast with Gerald’s bitter enemies King Cadwagn and his son Prince Owain. Cadwagn gave lip service to the Norman king but Owain was one of the lead rebels harrassing…

An invasion and a curse

I am delighted to announce the new edition of Daughter of the Last King, the first novel in my Conquest trilogy on the turbulent life of the 12th century Welsh noblewoman, Nest ferch Rhys, and the reign of King Henry I. The book will be published on 1 March 2023, Saint David’s Day. The ebook…

Christmas Sale! – Sold Out!

Sales always have exclamation marks, don’t they? Copies of my historical novels, Almodis the Peaceweaver and The Viking Hostage make perfect Christmas presents and are available for the ridiculous Christmas sale price of £6, including postage and packing to anywhere. The copies I had sold out in a day – thank you readers and good…

King and Lover

On this day, 887 years ago, King Henry I died after eating too many lampreys. Henry was the youngest son of William the Conqueror. He took the throne of England and Wales in 1100 after his older brother King William II (Rufus) was killed in a hunting accident in the New Forest. Henry was a…

Tonight’s History Mystery

On this November evening, around midnight, 902 years ago,  The White Ship set sail from Barfleur carrying the heir of King Henry I of England, Wales and Normandy. The Anglo-Norman empire created by William the Conqueror necessitated frequent, often annual, travel across the English sea by the ruler and many of his entourage. That night, King…

New editions coming soon

New editions of my Conquest series will be launched in spring 2023. Almodis the Peaceweaver and The Viking Hostage are on Christmas Sale at Meanda Books. Free postage and packing anywhere in the world. Almodis the Peaceweaver is the story of an 11th century female lord. The Viking Hostage tells the story of Sigrid who…

Author Event in France

Friday 4 November 2022, 6pm The English Library at Hotel Les Fleurines 17 Bd Haute Guyenne 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue, France  Imagining Medieval Women Local author Tracey Warr returns to The English Library to speak about concluding her trilogy on the medieval Welsh noblewoman, Nest ferch Rhys, and to talk about her next writing project. Her new…