After an earlier career spent working and travelling around the world, including stints as cook on an outback cattle station, interpreter on expedition in Cameroon and English teacher in Jakarta, Pamela stumbled into writing as a way of funding a PhD in Medieval Studies. Settling at last in York, for several years she combined academic research with a successful career as a romance writer. Her thesis on the streets of later medieval and early modern York was finally completed in 2004 and she continues to work (very slowly) on a scholarly edition of the wardmote court records that formed the basis of her research. The Memory of Midnight is her second novel based on her study of Elizabethan York and written under her real name. "
" For more about Pamela, please see her website www.pamelahartshorne.com, find her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @PamHartshorne.
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220530941392774 - yesterday
Do you like historical crime? If so, you probably already know of Candace Robb, whose popular mysteries are set in fourteenth-century York.
Now Candace is coming to York for the Festival of Ideas and I'm going to be chairing her session, For What It's Worth, about how she uses material evidence in her novels on MONDAY 12 JUNE, 6.30-7.30, at York Explore.
If you're in York then, do come along. Admission is free, but you'll need to book a place on the Festival website, which I'll put in the links below.
220530941392774 - 9 days ago
Absolutely lovely day at Buckingham Palace. I didn't see The Queen, except as a salmon pink speck in the distance, but the tea was delicious - exquisite little scones, cakes and sandwiches (biggest regret that I was too busy scoffing to take a pic) and as I was lucky enough to have admittance to the Diplomatic Tea Tent, I got to meet a lot of charming Ambassadors and High Commissioners from exciting places - I felt provincial being from York! But what a fab day!
220530941392774 - 14 days ago
I've sent off The Cursed Wife (phew) so now have to wait for my editor's comments. Keeping busy in the meantime with a trip south involving my usual complicated itinerary and the Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. Just packing my outfit now: the shoes are new, but everything else is recycled. I bought the cow parsley dress to go to a conference in San Francisco in 2008, and the hat was added for a friend's wedding (if it's good enough for Isabel Davis, it's good enough for the palace!)
And in case you missed it, the lucky winners of Beyond the Wild River are Wendy Saunders and Lisa Redmond. Copies going in the post as soon as I have an address or get back from London, whichever comes first!
220530941392774 - 17 days ago
And now for something a little different ... My good friend and fellow York writer Sarah Maine - Author has a new book out and she has generously given me two copies of BEYOND THE WILD RIVER to give away.
It is 1893 and a fishing expedition on Canada's wild and turbulent Nipigon River strips away the constraints of polite society and exposes the secrets and lies about a murder in far away Scotland five years earlier ...
Sarah's books are historical mysteries with a terrific sense of place. If you'd like to read BEYOND THE WILD RIVER, all you need to do is to tell me your favourite setting in the comments below, and I'll pick two lucky winners at random later in the week.
(If you're wondering about the different covers, one is the US version published by Simon & Schuster, and on the left, the UK edition, published by Hodder, so if you have a strong preference for one cover, let me know!)
220530941392774 - 21 days ago
The light in York was particularly beautiful today. I couldn't stop taking photos, although I don't think I've captured the warmth and clarity of the light. As you can probably tell, I'm very happy to be home!
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