Candace Robb

About me

As Candace Robb I’m author of the Owen Archer mysteries and the Margaret Kerr trilogy, and I sometimes dabble in contemporary crime. As Emma Campion I’m currently writing historical novels about medieval women whose reputations intrigue me. The first of these is The King’s Mistress, a novel of Alice Perrers, available now in the US, UK, Germany and Italy–though in Italy it’s attributed to Candace Robb. I’m currently working on the life of Joan of Kent, such a fascinating woman that I’ve decided to write two books about her, working titles The Rebel Pawn and The Hero’s Wife.

From my website

Review of Perilous Passages published

My review of Perilous Passages: The Book of Margery Kempe, 1534-1934, Julie A. Chappell (Palgrave 2013) is up on “medievally speaking,” the blog of the International Society for the Study of Medievalism: Academic sleuthing at its best. You’ll remember Julie as one of my guests on A Writer’s Retreat…

Morning Meditation

Early morning. I take my place on my cushion, set the timer, close my eyes, and breathe deeply. Nothing to do but sit. In a while I’ll go down to my office, but not yet. Now I’m simply present. Breathing in, breathing out. My heartbeat is calm, steady. I begin…

The Pestilence Graveyard in London

From an article in Saturday’s issue of The Guardian: “Archaeologists and forensic scientists who have examined 25 skeletons unearthed in the Clerkenwell area of London a year ago believe they have uncovered the truth about the nature of the Black Death that ravaged Britain and Europe in the mid-14th century.…

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