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Mercedes Rochelle

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Born and raised in St. Louis MO, Mercedes Rochelle graduated with a degree in English literature from University of Missouri. Mercedes learned about living history as a re-enactor and has been enamored with historical fiction ever since. A move to New York to do research and two careers ensued, but writing fiction remains her primary vocation. She lives in Sergeantsville, NJ with her husband in a log home they had built themselves.

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Mercedes Rochelle My next book is entitled The Sons of Godwine, which will be part 2 of The Last Great Saxon Earls series. Of course Harold Godwineson is featured in…moreMy next book is entitled The Sons of Godwine, which will be part 2 of The Last Great Saxon Earls series. Of course Harold Godwineson is featured in this book, but what of his brothers? I believe that events leading up to Hastings had much to do with the relationship between the sons of Godwine, especially the sibling rivalry between Harold and Tostig. Like many charasmatic people, Harold's world was all about Harold, but his brothers saw him somewhat differently than he saw himself. Their stories come out too, and are woven into the tapestry of the most powerful family in England.(less)
Mercedes Rochelle All the way back to my college days, I was intrigued by the Banquo and Fleance subplot from Macbeth. Fleance gets away from the murderers, but is…moreAll the way back to my college days, I was intrigued by the Banquo and Fleance subplot from Macbeth. Fleance gets away from the murderers, but is never mentioned again during the play (except that Macbeth was annoyed at his escape). What Kings were the witches talking about, and when did they appear? I knew nothing about Scottish history, and it took some lucky digging to find the only book that traced Fleance's fate. That he was the ancestor to the Royal Stewarts must have been common knowledge in Shakespeare's time, and it was thought that he wrote this play in homage to James I.(less)
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When writing historical fiction, one little slip like giving King Alfred a tomato can wreak havoc with an author’s credibility. The other day I was called to task for using a rabbit in Canute’s Britain, because the reviewer said that rabbits were introduced by the Normans. Yikes! I was saved by the recent archeological discovery of 2000-year old rabbit bones in Norfolk...

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Mercedes Rochelle Majenta wrote: "Hello, Mercedes! Friend Request Accepted, thanks for requesting! Congratulations on your books! I hope you're having a good week. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

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You are very sweet, Majenta. I'll be out very soon with book 3 of my trilogy, then on to a different century. I love the Godwines and will miss them, but so many other histories await!


Majenta Hello, Mercedes! Friend Request Accepted, thanks for requesting! Congratulations on your books! I hope you're having a good week. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta


Marita Thank you for your friend request, and also for your kind comment. I look forward to discussing books with you.


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