This week our featured author is Barbara Gaskell Denvil. Barbara is the author of Sumerford's Autumn, a historical novel set during the beginnings of the Tudor reign in England. Read on to find out more about Barbara and her writing.
BARBARA GASKELL DENVIL, has been a writer all her life. Born in
Gloucestershire, England, she soon moved to London and quickly built up a career
publishing numerous short stories and articles while also working as a literary reviewer
and critic for BOOKS & BOOKMEN and a literary editor, television script writer, editor,
and publishers’ reader.
She then spent many hot and colourful years sailing the Mediterranean and living in
various different countries throughout Europe.
When her partner died, she moved to rural Australia where she still lives amongst the
parrots and wallabies, writing full time before contemplating further travels.
Her first finished novel, FAIR WEATHER, is a dark, intense and atmospheric fantasy
set partially in England in the 1200s. The storyline is based on considerable historical
content, but the plot centres around the eternal battle of good and evil.
Her second novel – SATIN CINNABAR, is a medieval crime adventure which
commences on the battlefield at Bosworth 1485, and covers the fist few difficult months
of the emerging Tudor dynasty.
Barbara’s love of late medieval history and many years of meticulous research
have enabled her to bring the period vividly to life and her new historical adventure
SUMERFORD’S AUTUMN is once again set during the early years of the Tudor
dynasty and is an epic, wide ranging mystery with elements of both romance and Gothic
You can stay up to date on what Barbara is doing and writing by visiting her blog at http://www.bgdenvil.com/ or by following her on Facebook.
About this blog...
The Edible Bookshelf is a place to share thoughts about the books you're reading, good or bad. I love to read, but I don't want to keep good books to myself. Not to mention, I don't want anyone else to have to suffer through a terrible book. Nobody wants that! I read fast, and I read a lot (although lately much of my reading is teeth related). Plus I write, which means I might be a little more critical than other readers, but I also read books for enjoyment. I don't like books with holes in the plot, story lines only put in purely for shock value, or token characters thrown in to appease critics. What I do like are books that have realistic characters that make me care about them and stories that pull me in to the point that I can't put them down. So here's a place to find out what at least one avid reader/writer thinks about the books you've been hearing about. I'll give you my honest opinion, take it or leave it. And if you have a book you've read, or one you want me to read, pass it along. Happy reading everyone!