Cojocaru’s Traveling Carney Town

Cojocaru’s Traveling Carney Town

My historical western romances are all connected by my fictitious carnival, Cojocaru’s Traveling Carney Town, which I sometimes call Cojocaru’s Medicine Show, or Cojocaru’s Carnival, or just Cojocaru. It’s fun to include in my various series,...
Mad Magic

Mad Magic

These stories have an intimate place in my heart. I originally wrote these books around 2003 and sold them to Dorchester Love Spell. I never felt like the publisher did the stories justice. The covers weren’t quite right. Too, they cut out twenty thousand words...
Castle Terminology

Castle Terminology

Bailey – The ward or courtyard inside the castle walls, includes exercise area, parade ground, emergency corral. Bawn – An enclosed area of mud or stone walls for keeping cattle. Burough – A town with trading privileges. Castle – A fortified...
Medieval Terminology

Medieval Terminology

The following is a list of common medieval terms that you might run across as a reader of my stories, or others set in Medieval Times. But don’t worry; I won’t use too many of these—just enough to flavor the narrative or dialogue. Aid: A financial...
Knight Training

Knight Training

Knighthood training took years of intense practice. It began in early childhood when a basic education, good manners and rules of etiquette were taught at home. At the age of 7, young boys were sent away to the castles and homes of wealthy lords or relatives to embark...