British Isles, exploration, Judith Sterling, medieval history, Medieval Monday, medieval romance, Shadow of the Swan, The Novels of Ravenwood, travel
Over the past two months, I’ve introduced you to a number of authors who love writing medieval. Maybe it’s time I tell you why I do!
Some of the first romances I read as a teen were set in medieval England. I loved the passion of the period—the High Middle Ages (11th – 13th centuries) in particular—and the lure of the British Isles. Ultimately, that love led to a degree in history and a minor in British Studies.
During college and grad school, I studied in England, Scotland, and Sweden. I jumped on every opportunity to explore castles, monasteries, and other medieval buildings throughout Europe. The older the structure, the better! In ruin after ruin, the whispers of the past seduced me. I hear their voices still. With any luck, they add a magical twist to the medieval romances I feel compelled to write and give my readers a world they’ll want to enter again and again.
I hope you’ll check out my medieval romances, The Novels of Ravenwood. I just turned in the third in the series–Shadow of the Swan–to my editor!