Sunday, December 7, 2014

Snipppet Sunday: The Tapestry

I learned about Snippet Sunday from author Kris Waldherr. It is a monthly meme organized by Stephanie Dray in which historical novelists share six-sentence snippets of their novels. Go to Stephanie's website to learn more about Stephanie and her fantastic and innovative new book A Day of Fire: A Novel of Pompeii, co-written with Sophie Perinot, Kate Quinn, Ben Kane, E. Knight and Vicky Alvear Shecter.

And I encourage you to stop by Kris's blog Art and Words. The writing in her snippet, from a novel set in 1851, is exquisite!

As for my Snippet Sunday, it comes from the third novel in my trilogy set in Tudor England, The Tapestry, the opening of Chapter Six:

Catherine Howard always slept with a window open. We were so different in temperament, in interests, but that was a preference we had shared at Howard House, even in the icy cold.
This was a cloudless night, and so the moon's bath of light swam through the bedchamber. I was too troubled by the day's events to find rest. But she slept soundly, one of her arms thrown over her head. She was a different person when she slept. Some cynical, calculating adults look like innocent children when their eyes are closed, but Catherine was more childlike when awake.

And that's it! I hope you will be interested in reading more.... The Tapestry will be published by Simon & Schuster on March 24, 2015

From my box of advance galleys!


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