With just a few days to go until the virtual launch of King in Waiting, next Sunday 26 September between 3 and 6 pm BST, I’m delighted to introduce the first of my guests.
Not that he needs much of an introduction, given his contribution to the research on King Richard III’s life and times over the past few years.
Historian Matthew Lewis is probably best known for his now-numerous books on King Richard, including the very well-received 2018 biography Richard III: Loyalty Binds Me, but I first ‘met’ him through his two novels, Loyalty and Honour and his incredibly informative blog. He has since widened his research to cover other subjects within England’s medieval period.
It’s fair to say Matt’s research and his rational approach to the subject have had a great influence on my own writing.
Along with many others, I was very happy to hear of Matt’s recent election to be Chair of the Richard III Society, and appreciate him taking time out of preparations for the imminent AGM and Members’ Day in York to join us on Sunday.
If you haven’t already, please sign up for the virtual launch at https://www.facebook.com/events/36958920450603
Matt’s website can be found at: https://www.mattlewisauthor.com/
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Alex Marchant is author of two books telling the story of the real King Richard III for children aged 10+, The Order of the White Boar and The King’s Man, and a third in the sequence, King in Waiting, which continues the adventures of the young members of the Order in the following years. A fourth book, Sons of York, is due out in 2022.
Alex is also editor of Grant Me the Carving of My Name and Right Trusty and Well Beloved…, two anthologies of short fiction inspired by King Richard, sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK).
Alex has also published a standalone timeslip novel for readers aged 10+, Time out of Time, relating the adventures of Allie Turner through a doorway into history found under layers of old wallpaper at ancient Priory Farm.
Alex’s books can be found on Amazon at:
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