LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Patricia Bracewell, author of Shadow on the Crown and The Price of Blood
Monday, March 2nd, 2015 || 7pm
Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera ||
We hope all of you will come out for this very special event. Our beloved Roadwork editor, Patricia Bracewell, will be speaking about her experience writing historical fiction. Her first novel, Shadow on the Crown (Viking, 2012), was very well received and critically acclaimed and her newest novel, The Price of Blood (Viking, 2015) looks like it will be another hit. Patricia will be discussing the research that goes into writing such novels, how much to fabricate and how much to keep to the facts, and other problems one might face when writing fact-based fiction.
Patricia Bracewell is a native of California where she taught literature and composition before embarking on her writing career. A lifelong fascination with British history and a chance, on-line reference to an unfamiliar English queen led to years of research, a summer history course at Downing College, Cambridge, and the penning of her debut novel Shadow of the Crown. Set in 11th century England, Shadow is the first book of a trilogy about Emma of Normandy who was a queen in England and a power behind the throne for nearly four decades. Patricia is working on the two follow-up novels in the series, but takes time out for tennis, gardening and travel. She is the mother of two grown sons and lives with her husband in Northern California.