Anne Gazzolo asked Jeff Wheeler:
Hi, I am drawn to your books from the great covers, that you are a Christian and have a zine of clean stories. All well and good. But I am a Ricardian, so I am nervous that your villain in Queen's Poisoner etc. is patterned after him. If just after Shakespeare's false interpretation, then I can handle that, and I look forward to reading your books. Do you think the bard was right or wrong? Thanks and God bless! :)
Jeff Wheeler Hi Anne: thanks for your kind words. I'm not sure how many fantasy writers even know what a Ricardian is, but having been one myself since college, it made me smile. I went back to many of the primary sources I used on my master's thesis for these books as well as re-read one of my favorite novels, The Sunne in Splendour, by Sharon Kay Penman. I don't think you'll be upset with many creative liberties I took with the story. Shakespeare was a brilliant man and his play is excellent and full of drama. But it was entertainment not historical truth...as are my books! Loyaulté me Lie...
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Do you have any advice you might give for an aspiring self-publishing Fantasy novelist? Of course, answer this question in any manner you like, but I would be more interested in the post-writing aspects of publishing/marketing. When you were first starting out, what do you do to get your work in front of people?
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