Monday, February 12, 2007

Medieval Historical Romances: Alive and kicking!

In the musical Spamalot, which we were fortunate to see with the original (fantastic) cast in New York, there's a jaunty little tune sung by a guy whose family is trying to get him taken away in a plague cart. The gist is that he's not dead yet.

I often feel like singing that when I read yet another post that claims that medieval historical romances are dead and gone. Since I'm here and I'm still writing them, this is more than a tad frustrating.

But what's even more frustrating, so are a lot of other authors. Here's a list of some Harlequin writers who also write medieval historical romances:
Helen Kirkman
Sharon Schulze
Denise Lynn
Blythe Gifford
Anne Herries
Joanne Rock

Here are two new authors who write medievals (both coincidentally named Michelle):
Michelle Styles (who also does ancient Rome!)
Michelle Willingham

So cue the chorus, 'cause the medieval's obviously not dead yet!


Meljprincess said...

Hi Margaret,
Thank you for the links to the author sites! I just made some new friends. I love medieval historicals! :-)


Kimber said...

I picked up Forbidden in the UK. A VERY good book.

I also enjoyed Paula Quinn's Lord Of Temptation (yes, a Warner author but a healthy category spans publishers).

Margaret Moore said...

Shari Anton also writes medievals for Warner, and Margo Maguire's done some for Avon. Also Mary Reed McCall -- which really goes to show that medievals have not yet gone the way of the dodo!

Amy Ruttan said...

Awesome, makes me happy as my romance requested by Mills and Boon is medievil. I love that time period, love it.

Margaret Moore said...

Oooh, good luck, Amy!!

Michelle Willingham said...

Hi Margaret!

I agree--the medieval is definitely not dead yet. I love reading them and can't get enough!