Posts Tagged ‘interview’


Millefeuilles and other addictions: Catherine Delors tells all

It is the mark of a skilled interviewer to go beyond the writer’s sunny façade and elicit soul-wrenching confessions. This is exactly what fellow novelist Julianne Douglas does with this interview at Writing the Renaissance. Now you will know (almost) everything about me… And, speaking of millefeuilles, here’s a video that teaches you how to […]

Nights Dark Shade Elena Maria Vidal

An interview of Elena Maria Vidal, author of The Night’s Dark Shade

To introduce Elena Maria Vidal’s new novel, The Night’s Dark Shade, I will be content to quote the opening words of her preface: The Night’s Dark Shade is a novel of thirteenth-century France. The Middle Ages was an era of intensity. People applied themselves with great ardor to every endeavor, be it art, poetry, warfare, […]

Wench Dolen Perkins Valdez

An interview of Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of Wench

A few years before the Civil War, in the “free” state of Ohio,Tawawa House offers respite from the summer heat. A beautiful, inviting house surrounded by a dozen private cottages, the resort is favored by wealthy Southern White men who vacation there, accompanied by their enslaved mistresses. Regular visitors Lizzie, Reenie, andSweet have forged an […]

Sheramy Bundrick

Interview of Sheramy Bundrick, author of Sunflowers

Sheramy, welcome back to Versailles and more, and thank you for your beautiful guest post on Van Gogh’s Montmartre. Thank you for having me! In your acknowledgments, you recount how Sunflowers began with a walk at Auvers-sur-Oise, where Van Gogh lived and died. Then you have a separate note about places: not only Auvers, but […]

Sunflowers, by Sheramy Bundrick: a giveaway

It is always a treat to introduce here an outstanding work of historical fiction, especially when it has a French theme. Sunflowers, a novel of Vincent Van Vogh fits the bill since it focuses on the last years of Van Gogh’s life in Provence. And it garnered a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. Sheramy is […]

Doomed Queens Kris Waldherr

An interview of Kris Waldherr, author of Doomed Queens

Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends, From Cleopatra to Princess Di, is Kris Waldherr’s new book. Lavishly illustrated by the author herself, it contains brief biographies (two or three pages per Queen) from all eras and continents. While the format precludes any in-depth study of any of the characters reviewed, I found the compilation […]

Mistress of the Sun Sandra Gulland

An interview of Sandra Gulland, author of Mistress of the Sun

Sandra also wrote the best-selling Josephine B. trilogy. It is aprivilege to have her answer a few questions for the readers of Versailles and more. Enjoy! ************************************* – We had a few great discussions about book covers on this blog, and I couldn’t help noticing the differences between the US and Canadian covers of Mistress […]

Interview at Romance Junkies

Here it is. Great questions, and candid answers. Many thanks to Brooke!

An interview of Louis Bayard, author of The Black Tower

Louis Bayard is the author of Mr. Timothy, a New York Times Notable Book, and the national best-seller The Pale Blue Eye. Now his third novel, The Black Tower, also a historical thriller, has just been released to great critical acclaim. Louis was kind enough to stop by toanswer a few questions. – Vidocq, the […]

Interview at History Buff

Michelle Moran, author of the best-selling Nefertiti, interviewed me at History Buff. We talk about what prompted me to write Mistress of the Revolution, how much of it is fiction, my research, the role of women in the Church in the 18th century, among other things. Many thanks to Michelle, and best wishes to her. […]