Historical Action, Adventure & Mystery

Indianna Jones, eat your heart out! Prepare to be thrilled with non-stop action, puzzling clues, twisty plots and more than a hint of mystery.


Emma Lombard

Emma Lombard was born in Pontefract in the UK. She grew up in Africa—calling Zimbabwe and South Africa home for a few years—before finally settling in Brisbane Australia, and raising four boys.


Before she started writing historical fiction, she was a freelance editor in the corporate world, which was definitely not half as exciting as writing rollicking romantic adventures. Her characters are fearless seafarers, even though in real life Emma gets disastrously sea sick.


Discerning Grace, is the first book in The White Sails Series. To join the crew—subscribe to Emma's newsletter: www.emmalombardauthor.com

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Cathie Dunn

Cathie Dunn writes historical fiction, mystery, and romance. Cathie has been writing for over twenty years. She studied Creative Writing, with a focus on novel writing, which she now teaches in the south of France and online.


She loves researching for her novels, delving into history books, and visiting castles and historic sites. Cathie's stories have garnered readers' awards and praise from reviewers and readers for their authentic description of the past. After many years in Scotland, Cathie now lives in historic Carcassonne with her husband, a rescue dog and two cats.


Carmen Radtke

Carmen Radtke usually takes the inspiration for her novels from real life. Her debut novel, The Case of the Missing Bride, was sparked by a bride transport gone wrong in 1862, and subsequently became a Malice Domestic finalist and was nominated for a CWA Historical Dagger. Walking in the Shadow, set in New Zealand’s former leprosy camp, was again inspired by a true event and longlisted for the Mslexia novel award. As a former journalist, Carmen cares about making sure people and their circumstances aren’t forgotten, while at the same time entertaining her readers. If she’s not busy researching and writing, she can be found dreaming about travelling the world, catering to the whims of the resident cat, or tap-dancing, although she hasn’t yet reached the sophisticated heights of some of her characters, to her disappointment.


Maureen Thorpe

I have been a nurse on two continents, a running coach, a yoga teacher, a world traveller, a Padi certified scuba diver and can lay claim to having completed one marathon, two triathlons and did not finish last. Growing up in Yorkshire England in a small coal-mining village taught me to be tough and resilient. Yorkshire people take no prisoners and call ‘a spade a spade’. There is nowhere to hide! Yorkshire grit has allowed me to stay sane (mainly) through changing countries, having babies, raising teenagers, working as a registered nurse in many different environments, my passion being working with new mothers and babies. All of this experience came in handy when I began to write. I have sent my heroine, midwife Annie, to The Middle Ages in Yorkshire, travelling with Vikings from Yorkshire to the world beyond and finding her way through northern England in Roman times. ‘Coventina’s Well’ – for release in 2021) An avid Shakespeare fan, I am happiest when visiting The Globe Theatre in London, England to enjoy one of the Bard’s plays. My love of Shakespeare gave birth to the character of Will Boucher; he first appeared as Michael Williams in Henry V. I borrowed him and gave him a longer life. After leaving Toronto, Canada for a new life in the Rocky Mountains with my then new husband Jim, we settled in a tiny mountain community and, after retirement, I began to write stories about history, mystery and magic.


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James Douglas

James Douglas is the pen name for Douglas Jackson


James  also writes 20th Century historical novels and Roman Military books.  See his profile here.

Pam Lecky also writes 20th Century historical novels. See her profile here.

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