Frequently Asked Questions
How do you pronounce your name?
When will Book 2 of The Lost Queen Trilogy be available?
Book 2 goes on sale Summer of 2020. The paperback of The Lost Queen will go on-sale this summer, 2019. In the meantime, if you’re hungry for more writing from me, I hope you’ll pick up Faery Tale.
Is The Lost Queen historical fiction or fantasy?
Thank you for asking! The Lost Queen is historical fiction. Languoreth of Strathclyde (“Queen of Cadzow”) was the wife of Rhydderch Hael, a historical figure. Rhydderch ruled the Brittonic kingdom of Strathclyde from Dumbarton Rock (formerly known as Alt Clut or “Clyde Rock”) from about 580 AD until the time of his death in approximately 614 AD. While Languoreth is best remembered as the adulteress wife of Rhydderch in the Glasgow legend “The Fish and The Ring,” there is no reason to assume that she is fictitious. The locations, assassinations, raids, battles and all the central characters are based in historical fact (insomuch as much as we can glean from 6th-century-derived sources). More on this can be found in the “Author’s Note” in the back of the The Lost Queen.
What inspired you to write The Lost Queen?
Adam Ardrey’s excellent non-fiction book entitled Finding Merlin inspired me to write this trilogy. It was in that book that I first learned about Languoreth. Ardrey’s scholarship spurred me to undertake my own research journey and Finding Merlin and Finding Arthur are required reading for any real Lost Queen fan who wants to learn more about the facts behind the fiction. Click here to visit Adam Ardrey’s site!