HF Author Pipelines

Once again, polishing up my internet stalking and bringing you the latest information on the works-in-progress by some of your favorite historical fiction writers!

Susan Higginbotham is working on a novel called My Heart Split with Sorrow (isn't that a fabulous title?)  Click here to read Susan discuss this new book when she stopped by PTTP for an interview!

Elizabeth Chadwick is one busy lady.  She's got 2 new novels in the pipeline; one on William Marshal's eldest daughter Mahelt and her marriage to Hugh Bigod and the other on the Empress Mathilda.  And she also has a few re-releases due out - The Running Vixen and Leopard Unleashed, plus The Greatest Knight is being published in America!  Phew...I'm exhausted just thinking about all of that!


Alison Weir (from AlisonWeir.org.uk):  Alison has begun work on her next novel, about Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II, which is scheduled for publication in the spring of 2010.

Susan Fraser King (author of Lady MacBeth) is working on Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland:  Margaret was Malcolm Canmore’s queen, and followed Lady Macbeth on the throne of Scotland. A young Saxon princess born in exile in Hungary, Margaret was more cosmopolitan and very different from the Celtic queen who preceded her. Strong, accomplished, determined and devout, Margaret made a genuine impact on her adopted country of Scotland, and helped to bring it into the medieval era. She’s a fascinating and a pivotal figure in medieval history.

Antonia Fraser working on a novel about Elizabeth I.

Karleen Koen working on novel about the hunky Louis XIV.



Catherine Delors: tentatively named For the King - features Bonaparte (before he was Napoleon) and Josephine, set in 19th century France - read the authors' description here.


  1. I could use a good Eleanor of Acquitane novel. Don't know much about her.

  2. Nicole - you MUST read Sharon Kay Penman's novels on her and Henry II...fabulously fun reading!

    The series goes: When Christ and His Saints Slept, Time and Chance and her newest one, Devil's Brood.

    Very highly recommended!

  3. I can't wait for Susan's next novel. I've been thinking of picking up Karleen Koen's series-Through the Glass Darkly (that series)-have you read it? Is it really good if you have?

  4. I definitely want to read more about Hunky Louis. Is it that obvious I'm so into him these days?! Love this post with author updates, Amy:)

  5. Thanks so much for the update - gives me something wonderful to look forward to - and you have covered just about all of my favorite authors!

  6. I will be interested in reading Fraser's take on Gloriana. Has she written any HF? I love her Jemima Shore mysteries.

  7. Dar: Oh...Karleen Koen is great! I've read Through A Glass Darkly and Now Face to Face and LOVED every word! I have Dark Angels waiting for me oh so patiently! I think you'd really like them.

    Ms. Lucy: thanks my dear!

    Terry: awesome!

    Judy: I have a few of her books on my shelves, but haven't gotten to them yet. It looks like she wrote non-fiction and the Jemima Shore novels. I heard that Love and Louis XIV was a good read. If I read her, you'll be the first to know =)

  8. All fabulous authors! Nice to know new stuff is in the works.

    Hope you are able to come to BEA next year, it was so much fun. (We'll have to try to convince Michele to join us!) Even if I had only met fellow bloggers it would have made the trip worth it! I think I ended up with seven or eight HF books, not too bad.

    Biggest disappointment (actually a HUGE disappointment) is that I missed the great DG! I had no idea that she was there, signing little teaser pamphlets of Echo. They did not advertise it anywhere in advance. They put out these daily newspapers at BEA and I picked one up Friday morning and carried it around all day. It wasn't until Friday night when I was sitting in bed that I looked at it and saw that she had been there that morning. Oooh, was I mad! I'm afraid I cursed a bit, hubby felt very bad for me.

    Did you know that there is a Historical Novel Society and that they hold a conference each year? This year is June 10-15. I've been exchanging comments with Sarah from http://readingthepast.blogspot.com/
    who is one of the organizers. Sounds so interesting, I'd love to get to that, too!


  9. Cool post - I enjoyed reading about these authors!

  10. Thanks so much for the update :)

  11. Wow! Lots of great reads coming up!

  12. Thanks for mentioning, Amy! You're the first to know, by the way--the Buckingham novel has a shiny new title, The Stolen Crown.

  13. Woo Hoo! You heard ladies and gents - exclusive news here on PTTP! Thanks for letting us know Susan...I really like that title!

  14. I'm glad to hear that Antonia Fraser is working on a novel. It will help her recover from the sad death of her husband. She's an expert on Tudor history so it will be interesting to see what her 'take' is on Elizabeth 1.

  15. Hi Amy,
    love the post and I gave you an award over on my page, I found that Carolly Erickson has a new release also, looks good on Mary of Scots.

  16. Tome Traveller: Oh man, I'm so sorry that you missed DG - I'm sure you'll get another chance. I have read about the HNS conference and wish I could make it there too, I'm afraid I'll never want to leave! I'm really hoping to go next year and be able to meet all of you!

    Sharon, Kate, LuAnn: You betcha!

    Viola: I wasn't aware her husband had died, how very sad. I sure hope it helps her focus her energy elsewhere. Elizabeth I is my fav monarch, so I definitely have to read it!

    Lizzyj: thanks my dear! I also saw that one by Erickson, but I haven't read anything by her - have you?

  17. OMG!! At least I seem to have time to start saving my pennies. I really need to catch up with reviews and start reading my own books.


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