Do me a favour? Pay my second book some attention; it wants to be read. And its older sibling is free right now, on Amazon, for the Kindle reader or app….so for a minimal price, you can have them both. Think of it as a kindness. If I know other people are giving them their share of attention, I can focus on gestating the third baby! … More Second Books are like Second Children
For a limited time (Sunday July 23rd to Thursday July 27th), the Kindle edition of Empire’s Daughter, Book I of the Empire’s Legacy series, is FREE on Amazon. … More Empire’s Legacy Book One is FREE
“Involving, evocative, intelligent – an outstanding historical fantasy.” – Maria Luisa Lang … More Empire’s Hostage Now Available
I’m pleased to share with you the cover – back and front – for Empire’s Hostage, again the work of the talented A.J O’Brien (check his own psychological thriller out here.) ‘Hostage’ is currently with its beta-readers and I’ll be making the last changes, copy-edits, etc., in the next few weeks. I’m hoping to release … More Cover Reveal!
Interested in reading? Send me a message. … More What may still lie between the mountains and the sea….
Like most of the cultural structures in Empire’s Daughter, the sexuality is rooted in historical fact, although I do not pretend it is historically accurate. … More Lena’s World: Sexuality in the Empire. Empire’s Daughter Backgrounder IV
While religion is a background element in Empire’s Daughter, not a component of the plot, its world would not have felt real to me without including some acknowledgements of how its culture marked the turning points of the year, especially Midwinter. … More Lena’s World: MidWinter Celebrations (Empire’s Daughter Backgrounder 3)
Empire’s Daughter asks hard questions about gender roles, the personal price of a stable society, and the demands of love and loyalty in a time of war. Download for free on Amazon until Dec 11, or enter the Goodreads giveaway for a paperback. … More Freebies and Giveaways!
I started writing Empire’s Daughter with nothing more than an image in my mind, an image of a young fisherwoman, a fishing village, and the harbour and hills. … More Lena’s World: Empire’s Daughter Backgrounder part 1
I have added LGBT to the Amazon description (that’s all they offer), because I feel that I need to let young readers know there is a fictional world (another fictional world – there are plenty of others) here where they may see themselves, while the world around them may become more discriminatory and more hateful. … More Empire’s Daughter and LGBTQIA Rights