The lovely Tony Riches - author of a wide variety of historical fiction, other fiction and some non-fiction books - invited me to write a guest post on his blog The Writing Desk explaining where The Tainted Crown and my writing inspiration comes from and how I got to the finished product.
About Tony Riches
Tony Riches lives with his wife in Pembrokeshire, one of the most unspoilt areas of the UK. Like many authors, he began writing short stories and contributing to a range of magazines but when he first read Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft he was inspired to begin writing books. His first novel, ‘Queen Sacrifice’ was written after looking into the early history of Wales and seeing the parallels to a game of chess, with kings and queens, bishops and castles – and the people becoming pawns in their civil wars.