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Karen Brooks | 20 Questions: THE GOOD WIFE OF BATH
Author Guest / January 26, 2022

1–What is the title of your latest release? THE GOOD WIFE OF BATH 2–What’s the “elevator pitch” for your new book?  Set in the Middle Ages, it’s the story of the most infamous of Geoffrey Chaucer’s characters from his Canterbury Tales – the bold, sensual, assertive, and much-married Wife of Bath – but told in her own voice. The reader meets her at 12 years of age and we’re taken through her five marriages and what becomes of her beyond the limits of Chaucer’s poem in every way. It’s funny, heart-wrenching, infuriating, and draws on history to tell a much-maligned woman’s (mostly) true story.  3–How did you decide where your book was going to take place?   Ah, that was easy. I had great source material with the original poem, so placed my characters in all the places the poem mentions – Bath in England and its surrounds, but also medieval London, Cologne, Jerusalem, Rome, Canterbury, and other places too. I was able to travel vicariously when the world was shut down. A wonderful guilty pleasure, really.  4–What are three words that describe your main character?  Sassy, clever, and kind. 5–Which side character stole your attention the most from the main…

Nik James | Author-Reader Match: BULLETS AND SILVER
Author Guest / January 26, 2022

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present NIK JAMES …aka Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick… aka May McGoldrick… aka Jan Coffey Writes: Stories that will grab you and not let go. BULLETS AND SILVER will sweep you along on a Western adventure like few others. Caleb Marlowe is a hero to swoon over, and when villains from his past come hunting him in his new home in Elkhorn, Colorado, he’ll do anything it takes to protect what’s his, including the woman he’s come to care about more than he wants to admit. Sparks and bullets fly in this stand-alone second book of the Caleb Marlowe Westerns series. About: After too many years of New England weather, we’re living in Southern California, where the sun always shines and it never rains (except yesterday…and the day before that). We love living by the beach, and we walk the trails overlooking the canyons and the ocean every day, thinking up stories that you’ll love. When we’re not doing that, we curl up on the sofa to enjoy a good…