Nicole Evelina

About me

Nicole Evelina is St. Louis-born historical fiction writer represented by Jen Karsbaek of Fuse Literary. She is the author of an Arthurian legend trilogy that tells Guinevere’s life story from her point of view, as well as He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, a humorous work of women’s fiction. Nicole is a member of and book reviewer for the Historical Novel Society, and Sirens, a group supporting female fantasy authors, as well as a member of the St. Louis Writer’s Guild and Women Fiction Writers Association.

She is one of only six authors who completed a week-long writing intensive taught by #1 New York Times bestselling author Deborah Harkness. Nicole has traveled to England twice to research the Guinevere trilogy, where she consulted with internationally acclaimed author and historian Geoffrey Ashe, as well as Arthurian/Glastonbury expert Jaime George, the man who helped Marion Zimmer Bradley research The Mists of Avalon.

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This Writer’s Life

I don’t have a source for this image. If anyone knows it, please contact me or put it in the comments so I can attribute it. I received an interview request from Webucator: Expert Instructors Blogging last week to help celebrate National Novel Writing Month. They are going to share…

Book Review: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

There aren’t enough stars in the sky to show much I loved this book (no way is five enough)! I haven’t had a book touch me so personally since reading The Mists of Avalon back in 1998. But before I get into why this book affected me the way it…

Language in 19th Century America

Merrymaking Wayside Inn by Pavel Petrovich Svinin [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsOne of the interesting things I’m discovering as I write my next book (which takes place from 1868 to 1873) is that by the mid-late 19th century, American speech was both oddly similar to our modern language and yet…

 
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