The Sister Queens just made its TENTH “best of  2012” list thanks to Kayla at the Historical Fiction Examiner.  Make sure to check out Kayla’s entire Top 10— lots of great books to add to your TBR pile there.  My debut is listed with novels by so many authors I truly admire including, Michelle Moran, Juliet Grey, Elizabeth Loupas and Susan Higginbotham.

Must admit it feels overwhelming to make see my book alongside the work of so many luminaries of the genre.  This time I am actually one-of-ten with Philippa Gregory.  Weird.  But weird in a good way!

Can you all see me blushing at my keyboard?  Well I am.  The Sister Queens received an enthusiastic thumbs-up from The Pittsburgh Historical Fiction Examiner today.  Here’s a sample:

The novel is well-written, well-paced, full of detail, and so historically accurate that you won’t want to put it down.  Perinot shows her passion and love for these sisters and not only pays tribute to the historical time period, but the bond of sisterhood as well.  Anyone with a sister will feel something when they read this novel.

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I am happy to be back at the Pittsburgh Historical Fiction Examiner today as part of Kayla’s “10 Question” series. So, if you’ve ever had a pressing desire to know which five people from history I’d like to host at a dinner party, or what I drink when writing (no – not cocktails), now is your chance to find out.

Or, if you are interested in learning more about the inspiration for my debut novel, The Sister Queens, and the amazing women at my story’s heart (Marguerite and Eleanor of Provence), I did this earlier interview at The Examiner on those topics.