Historical Fiction

Voyages of the Mind

February 19, 2020 Renny Historical FictionTorn Asunder

Going out for a meal is a wonderful treat. Often, we choose something from the menu that we wouldn’t otherwise have, using the experience to explore foods from other cultures and so, in a way, we enjoy a short visit to another place through the tastes, aromas and colours of those exotic lands. Going out […]

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Ripples On The Water

January 7, 2020 Renny After ParisHistorical FictionTorn Asunder

One of my favourite books is Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway. In a nutshell, set in London after World War 1, the main character, Clarissa Dalloway sees her job as creating connections between people and to that end the story focuses on a party she is throwing. During her preparations for the party, Mrs. Dalloway’s mind […]

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Book Review: Triumph of a Tsar

September 23, 2018 Renny Book ChatHistorical Fiction

For anyone who would like something a little bit different in the history genre, check out my review of Triumph of a Tsar by Tamar Anolic, a well-written Alternative Historical Fiction. Triumph of a Tsar is a work of alternate historical fiction in which the Russian Revolution of 1917 is averted, and the hemophiliac Alexei, […]

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Consumable History – Virgin to Victoria

August 21, 2018 Renny Book ChatHistorical Fiction

Virgin to Victoria is a powerful retelling of the history of the British monarchy, beginning with Henry VIII’s daughter, Elizabeth I, as she comes to the throne. Charting Elizabeth’s incredible journey, Virgin to Victoria travels in time through the confusion of the Stuart dynasty, the devastation of a Civil War led by Oliver Cromwell, horrific […]

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Feeling Grateful

April 22, 2018 Renny AwardsHistorical Fiction

Spring seems to have finally arrived in Southern Ontario and it brings with it a renewed sense of purpose as the grass greens and buds hint at the arrival of new leaves. It’s with this joy in all things gardening that I’m especially honoured to be the recipient of a Len Cullen Scholarship. This (one […]

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Such Excitement!

November 13, 2017 Renny EventsHistorical Fiction

I recently had the pleasure of being part of Northumberland County’s project to celebrate our 150th birthday. The County has created a book and show at the Art Gallery of Northumberland County called “When We Came From Away”. It showcases accounts of people coming to Canada, now living in the county. The accounts and photos […]

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Reviews for After Paris and Family Business

January 16, 2017 Renny After ParisFamily BusinessHistorical Fiction

Here’s what my readers are saying about After Paris: “I just wanted to let you know that I’ve just finished “After Paris” and I absolutely loved it. You write beautifully it has to be said.  I thought Lisbeth’s character was very well crafted, so strong yet so vulnerable and self- doubting at times. The embodiment […]

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Going On Tour

September 8, 2016 Renny After ParisEventsHistorical Fiction

Follow me on my Virtual Blog Tour beginning September 19. Check out all the blogs where I’ll be interviewed, writing guest posts or will have my new novel After Paris reviewed. See the full schedule here: http://hfvirtualbooktours.com/afterparisblogtour For those who prefer the old fashioned tour – I’ll be doing that too: Guysborough town library, Nova […]

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WW1 And More

April 27, 2016 Renny Book ChatHistorical Fiction

April is the month in which we remember the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This battle, which first saw Canada fight as the cohesive Canadian Expeditionary Force (4 Divisions) rather than as various units attached to the British Expeditionary Force, ran between April 9 and 12, and will ‘celebrate’ its 100th anniversary next year (1917). Although […]

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An Afternoon of Story and Song in Port Hope

November 12, 2015 Renny EventsFamily BusinessHistorical Fiction

Sunday, November 15: 1 pm-3 pm As part of this month’s on-going celebration of authors, please join me for a reading and discussion of my debut novel Family Business, recently shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. I will be joined by recording artist and one of Canada’s best loved Irish Tenors; Jimmy Carton, who will perform […]

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