Our exclusive interview with author Anne O’Brien

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Anne O’Brien, international author of historical novels.

The Virgin Widow by Anne O'Brien

Her new historical novel, The Virgin Widow, is the story of Anne Neville, England’s forgotten Queen, wife to Richard III. This is the first of Anne’s novels to be based on the life of an historical character and she is now working on a novel about the early life of Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Amazon’s product description of The Virgin Widow reads:

A dazzling historical novel set during England’s War of the Roses- the story of the courageous Anne Neville, future wife of Richard III, who comes of age in a time of chaos…

Anne Neville, daughter of the powerful Earl of Warwick, grows up during the War of the Roses, a time when kings and queens are made and destroyed in an on-going battle for the ultimate prize: the throne of England. As a child Anne falls in love with the ambitious, proud Richard of Gloucester, third son of the House of York. But when her father is branded a traitor, her family must flee to exile in France. As Anne matures into a beautiful, poised woman, skillfully navigating the treacherous royal court of Margaret of Anjou, she secretly longs for Richard, who has become a great man under his brother’s rule. But as their families scheme for power, Anne must protect her heart from betrayals on both sides-and from the man she has always loved, and cannot bring herself to trust.

I am looking forward to reading this book in the very near future!

In our interview we discuss the inspiration behind the novel, what makes Anne Neville such a fascinating subject, the process behind researching an historical novel and much more!

Anne’s responses are sincere, detailed and interesting. Read the full interview here.

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