Meet historical fantasy and paranormal author, Anne-Marie Lacy! Her debut novel THE MEDIEVALIST, a time-travel romance about Richard III, comes out in 2017. Read on to find out more about Ann-Marie and THE MEDIEVALIST.
1. Tell our readers a little about yourself and your work.
I am an attorney in my day job, and a writer and horsewoman whenever I have time. Horses figure prominently in my fiction, as does the paranormal. I enjoy novels with elements of magic, such as the Outlander series, and my goal is to write books that I would love to read myself. I want my readers to be immersed in another reality, so they can forget the problems and boredom of “real” life, at least temporarily.
My first novel with City Owl Press is called THE MEDIEVALIST, and it is about a young grad student who time-travels back to fifteenth century England and becomes the mistress of Richard III.
2. What genres do you write or want to write in the future?
Although it is set in modern times, my work in progress features the ghost of a murdered girl who haunts her former lover. I can’t imagine writing a novel that didn’t include sex and romance!
3. What attracted you to City Owl Press and what has your experience been like working with City Owl Press?
I found City Owl Press last summer by participating in an online Twitter contest called #Pitmad. I was thrilled when Yelena asked for a full manuscript based on my Twitter pitch, and even more thrilled when she offered to publish it. After I talked to Yelena on the phone, I looked at the list of books City Owl has published and was convinced I’d found a home for THE MEDIEVALIST. My experience so far has been all I could hope for with my first publisher.
4. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
I’m not happy when I’m not writing, and as I mentioned, I’m already working on another paranormal romance. In the coming years, I hope to have several published novels under my belt and always be working on the next one, and hopefully improving with each project.
5. Tell our readers why they should pick up your book.
It is my hope that THE MEDIEVALIST will transport my readers back to the fifteenth century along with my heroine, Jayne Lyons, and allow them to vicariously experience her exciting adventures with the infamous King Richard III. Richard speaks to the world directly in first person for the first time since Shakespeare made him a villain, and the book offers a new answer to the mystery of the fate of the missing Princes in the Tower.