News From Kate Emerson

News for December 2014

12/5/14: As you know, I am no longer writing the “Secrets of the Tudor Court” series as Kate Emerson, but for those of you who have enjoyed those novels I do have a number of backlist titles that might be of interest. Since they are historical novels, they do not become dated the way fiction written with a contemporary setting tends to. First of all, there are the Face Down Mysteries (prequel to the new Mistress Jaffrey Mysteries by Kathy Lynn Emerson). There are ten novels and one collection of short stories set in the Elizabethan era and featuring Susanna, Lady Appleton, a gentlewoman who is an expert on poisonous herbs. All the titles begin with the words Face Down. The short story collection is titled Murders and Other Confusions. If mystery novels aren’t your cup of tea, I also wrote four historical romantic suspense novels that were published in paperback format in the 1990s. They are set in the sixteenth and early seventeenth century. They feature fictional characters and are not set at a royal court, but they have other elements in common with my Kate Emerson novels. The titles of the sixteenth-century books are Winter Tapestry, Unquiet Hearts, and The Green Rose. Firebrand is set in Colonial America in the 1630s. The ebooks of all of these are available through the usual outlets but I get a bigger share of the price if readers buy them using the link below. Even if you buy elsewhere, you might want to visit this page to look at the descriptions and read sample chapters.

 

http://www.belgravehouse.com/online/authors-kathy-lynn-emerson-c-1012_1030.html?zenid=rvd5m6bjgjlacf9ra53hnt6me6

 

  

News for November 2014

11/1/14: This isn’t really new, but it’s new to me. I was browsing over at Amazon UK and came across the Spanish translation of the first book in the “Secrets of the Tudor Court” series, The Pleasure Palace. For some reason, the title has been changed to (translated) The Tudor Spy, with a cover that I’m pretty sure doesn’t reflect any scene I wrote. Just more proof that the author has no control over how a novel is marketed. See for yourself.

                                                                                                                    

 

News for October 2014

10/3/14: I don’t know what happened to the summer or to September. Well, yes I do—I was busy writing. Now it’s October and my 8th Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American Heritage Mystery will be in stores on the 28th. Ho-Ho-Homicide is set in the present on a Christmas tree farm in Maine. It is written under my other pseudonym, Kaitlyn Dunnett. Click here for more information. I also blog twice a month about mystery writing, Maine, and life in general.

I am not currently writing as Kate Emerson, but for those who enjoyed my take on Tudor history, I have a considerable backlist of novels set in the period, all of them written under my real name, Kathy Lynn Emerson, and the new 16th century mystery series will launch in the spring with Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe. For more information, click one of the choices below.

here to buy autographed hardcovers or paperbacks of out-of-print titles directly from me

here for a list of backlist titles available as ebooks (books by Kate and Kaitlyn are not included here but are available)

here for a complete list of Kathy Lynn Emerson’s books and short stories

and, of course, if you are interested in the Tudor era, take a look at my A Who's Who of Tudor Women

 

News for August 2014

8/1/14: July was a busy month and August is shaping up to be another. One of the highlights was a group book signing at the Beyond the Sea Book Festival in Lincolnville Beach, Maine. Here I am with fellow bloggers at Maine Crime Writers Dorothy Cannell and Kate Flora.

When not out and about, I’ve been working on the rough draft of the second mystery writing as Kathy Lynn Emerson and featuring Rosamond Jaffrey, a sixteenth-century gentlewoman who not only gets involved in solving mysteries but also ends up entangled in espionage. Spies were pretty much everywhere in England during that era. Everyone of any importance employed “intelligencers” to keep them informed of what their rivals were up to. In Rosamond’s case, the spy master is the man charged with stopping plots against the queen (Elizabeth the First), Sir Francis Walsingham. That said, my focus is on the usual things cozy mystery readers look for—a puzzle to solve, interesting characters, and no gratuitous sex or violence. The first book in the series, Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe, will be out in the U.K. in November and in the U.S. in March 2015.

In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at the cover.

 

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