I am a Northern California-based author of award-winning historical fantasy and historical romance novels, with the occasional venture into straight science fiction.
Please check out my blog page! It’s updated frequently, with slideshows and various interesting tidbits relating to my novels or their historical milieu. Right now, I’m sharing a spring-themed slideshow of beautiful trees in bloom, plus hummingbirds!
Previous blog entries highlight a recent news story about the Richard the Lionheart, plus I review a biography of Emperor Augustus. I also take you on a photo-tour In the Footsteps of the Crusaders, featuring historical sites associated with the Knights Templar, the Hospitallers, and crusading knights, like William Longspee and King Louis IX of France, aka St. Louis! You can also visit the Roman Empire, with photo tours of Herculaneum, Pompeii’s sister city, and Roman public buildings–chariot-racing stadiums, public baths, shopping districts, and public latrines–featuring some of my photos taken during a decade of visiting Roman sites in England, Europe, and Turkey!
The first three chapters of each of my novels are available on the Novels page. The House of the Rose novels are historical fantasies, vampire novels that take place during the Crusades of the 13th century. Sweeter Than Wine and Twist of Honor are historical romances. Sweeter Than Wine is set in the Sonoma Valley on the eve of Prohibition and Twist of Honor takes place in England, at the dissolute, decadent 17th-century court of Charles II.
Right now, there are free audio excerpts on the Novels > Free Downloads page, featuring two chapters from Karin’s solo historical romance novel, Twist of Honor,, which chronicles the romance between Antonia, the young, wealthy, and widowed Countess of Cranbourne, and Kit Fitzgeorge, mercenary soldier, devoted father…and the countess’s would-be abductor.
Click Here to Download a Podcast of Twist of Honor Chapter Four – free to share under a Creative Commons Music Sharing License