Greetings readers, writers, and history lovers of every stripe. My name is Sophie Perinot, I write historical fiction, My debut novel, The Sister Queens, is now on shelves (physical and virtual alike).
I have three grand passions – writing, family, and history. As an author I draw upon these passions to create novels set in the past but driven by the complex family relationships that continue to mold, nurture, and exasperate people today.
When I pick up a historical novel I want to be diverted. I also want to learn about the period in which the book is set and the historical figures who people it. But most of all I seek stories and situations that resonate in my own life, giving me a better understanding of myself and others. What I desire myself as a reader I seek to provide to others as a writer. I hope that my novel, The Sister Queens, will entertain, educate and elucidate.
This website is designed to supplement my book – offering you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of my writing process, extra information on settings and historical subjects relevant to my novel, and links to additional historical fiction resources. If you have wandered here as a fellow writer, I hope you will find my links to writing resources and writing-centric blog entries useful in your on-going creative journey.
The Sister Queens – Now Available
The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot is a historical novel set in 13th century France and England. It’s the captivating story of medieval sisters, Marguerite and Eleanor of Provence, who both became queens — their lifelong friendship, their rivalry, and their reigns. A treat for fans of historical fiction, the novel also has a broader audience in mind. If you are a sister, if you have a sister, this book is for you. [more]