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Reviews and bookish conversation with author Samantha Wilcoxson.

If I am lost, you will find me in medieval England.

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Release Day!

Today is the day! Faithful Traitor is available on Kindle and paperback worldwide through Amazon. If you are one of the hundreds (!) of people who pre-ordered it, you have already woken up to it greeting you on your Kindle.


I cannot thank you all enough for your support of my work. Being an independent author means that I am a writer, researcher, editor, publisher, marketer.....sometimes it is a little overwhelming. However, it is days like these, when I am lovingly gazing at a box filled with copies of my new novel, that it is all worth it.


Before I was done with Elizabeth's story in Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen, I knew that I was going to have to write about Margaret next. I hope that you will all agree that her life is a wild ride on fortune's wheel that deserves telling.



Margaret Pole is no stranger to fortune's wheel.

From her childhood as firstborn of the heir apparent of England,

she was brought low as the daughter of a traitor.

After years of turmoil as the Tudor dynasty made its roots,

Margaret finds favor with her cousin, King Henry VIII. 

Will the remnant of the York dynasty thrive under this tempestuous king
or will Margaret discover that there is a price to pay
for having an excess of royal blood?
Samantha Wilcoxson is the author of Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen.
This retelling of the life of Elizabeth of York has been recognized as an
Editors’ Choice by the Historical Novel Society and is an
Amazon best seller in biographical fiction.
Step into Tudor England….