People ask, how did you come up with the idea for your book, Barbarossa’s Princess? I believe the universe demanded that I give Constance de Hauteville a voice after 1000 years. Maybe Constance and I are related. A DNA test revealed I have Viking blood as she did.
The catalyst that pushed me to put words on paper was a book entitled, Travels of a Medieval Queen. It documented Constance’s journey from Sicily to Germany. When I finished this book, I made a commitment to write an intimate portrait of Constance. This portrayal allows readers to live in her world, feel her joys and disappointments, taste the foods, and live the life of a medieval princess. I also wanted the readers to experience the horrid beauty treatments and medical practices of that time.
I fell in love with the the story of Constance de Hauteville and this love is reflected in my work. I think the universe would be satisfied.