Here’s the latest! Anne’s new book, QUEEN ELIZABETH’S DAUGHTER, will be released from St. Martin’s Press in March, 2014. Anne has once again shaken her family tree and this time, Mary Shelton appeared, lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth. A royal ward, Mary is like a daughter to the Virgin Queen, and, like any mother, Elizabeth wants to make a fine match for her girl. The Earl of Oxford seems to be exactly what the queen has in mind, but Mary knows him to be villainous and cruel. Instead, she finds the charms of a lowly courtier, Sir John Skydemore, more to her liking. But he’s poor and he’s a Catholic at a time when the Old Religion is banned. Indeed, because of traitorous plots against Elizabeth sanctioned by the Pope himself, being a Catholic has become dangerous. Will Mary risk the queen’s wrath and marry her love? If so, what will become of them?
Exciting news! AT THE MERCY OF THE QUEEN, Anne’s debut novel, has been released from St. Martin’s Press! Set in the court of Henry VIII, the book tells the story of Anne’s ancestor, Lady Margaret Shelton, one of three named mistresses of the king. “Pretty Madge” as she is called, is also first cousin to Queen Anne Boleyn, complicating everything.
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Anne Clinard Barnhill has been writing professionally since 1991 and has written hundreds of feature articles, theater and book reviews, and interviews for a variety of newspapers and magazines. Her second book, WHAT YOU LONG FOR, a collection of short stories, is available now at Main Street Rag.
Her first book, AT HOME IN THE LAND OF OZ, was published by Jessica Kingsley (June, 2007) and is available for purchase online at JKP, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble. This memoir tells the poignant story about growing up in the 60’s with an autistic sister when few people had ever heard the word. It has been described as “a beautiful book” and “a classic coming-of-age story that reads with the suspense, and superb prose, of a terrific novel.”
Barnhill has also published poetry, short stories and essays in a variety of literary journals and anthologies. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and currently has several projects underway, including a second novel set in Tudor England.