Rosanne E. Lortz

About me

Rosanne E. Lortz “Rose” is a medieval enthusiast, a book addict, a mom to three boys, and a native of Portland, Oregon. She worked as a high school teacher for several years teaching classes in English, history, literature, and music.

Fose’s first book, I Serve: A Novel of the Black Prince, is a historical adventure/romance set during the Hundred Years’ War. Her second book, Road from the West: Book I of the Chronicles of Tancred, begins a trilogy set during the First Crusade. She is currently at work writing the next two volumes in the trilogy.

In 2011, Rose and her husband David Spears founded Madison Street Publishing, a company designed to help unknown authors find their niche in the changing world of publishing. MSP specializes in historical fiction although they also publish works in other genres.

From my website

"I want out!" Divorce in the 17th century -- A GUEST POST by Anna Belfrage

Today I have the privilege of welcoming Anna Belfrage to my blog. We first became acquainted through the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, and when I am in a blog-reading mood, I often visit Anna's for a dose of eloquence, history, and humor.Anna is sharing a guest post about divorce in…

Giveaway Winner - The Splintered Oak!

The giveaway for my Crusades short story The Splintered Oak closed last night, and the winner is....RaechelI'll be contacting you via e-mail with information on your prize.Thanks!

Persecuted by Christians but Protected by the Church? Jews in the Middle Ages

People's Crusade attacking the JewsOne thing I unearthed during my research on the First Crusade was the schizophrenia in Christian views regarding the Jews. On the one hand we have the People's Crusade spreading a path of havoc through the Rhineland, killing all the Jews they could find since the…

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