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Author of THWARTED QUEEN, and the THWARTED QUEEN series, THE BRIDE PRICE, ONE SEED SOWN, (published together in paperback as THE ROSE OF RABY), THE GILDED CAGE and TWO MURDERS REAPED. "THWARTED QUEEN" is extremely interesting and cleverly written-I was completely enthralled! Lucy Bertoldi, HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY.

Background Information

 I have been writing fiction for eight years, completing two historical novels and beginning two more. I started writing novels by accident, because I had a class assignment to fulfill. But once I’d started, I couldn’t stop.

I write historical novels because I’ve loved reading them all my life. When I was a child, I would lie on my bed reading Jean Plaidy’s novels about the Tudors, or Georgette Heyer’s novels about Regency England.  In reading these novels, I was struck by how different the lives of women were in the past from the way they are today.

My professional life has been multifarious and challenging. I have a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Maryland, and have done research in cognition and perception. I’ve also been a violinist, a science writer, and a medical writer. I bring to my novels these varied experiences, as well as an old-fashioned sensibility and respect for the past.

Birth Place
Kingston,  UK

Finalist for 2012 Global e-books Awards

Finalist, Historical Fiction Category, 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Shortlisted for 2012 Eric Hoffer New Horizon Award for debut authors.

Honorable Mention for 2012 Eric Hoffer Commercial Fiction Award

Contact Information
Spun Stories Press
1330 New Hampshire Avenue NW 
Washington DC 20036   USA
Contact Author: Cynthia S Haggard
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Spun Stories
Welcome to Spun Stories, where I review books for new authors, give advice on the craft of writing, share tips on self-publishing and spin stories from threads of the past

THE BRIDE PRICE is the first in a series of four books about Cecylee Neville (1415-1495), mother of Richard III and Edward IV, Queen by Right and Abbess. This tale of Cecylee’s girlhood will appeal to all who love YA novels.

ONE SEED SOWN is the second in a series of four books about Cecylee Neville (1415-1495), mother of Richard III and Edward IV, Queen by Right and Abbess. This tale of Cecylee’s love-affair with an archer on the Rouen garrison will appeal to all who love Historical Romance.

October 2012 Newsletter
How to Spin Books into Gold Newsletter for the Busy Self-Publisher - from Cynthia Sally Haggard of Spun Stories is a monthly newsletter that I send out to subscribers, To sign up, please go to

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