Wendy J. Dunn
Wendy J. Dunn is an award-winning Australian author, playwright and poet. Her first Tudor novels were two Anne Boleyn novels: Dear Heart, How Like You This? (Winner of 2003 Glyph Award and runner up on the 2003 Eric Hoffer Award for commercial fiction) The Light in the Labyrinth. Wendy’s most recent publications are two novels inspired by the life of Katherine of Aragon: her Falling Pomegranate Seeds duology: The Duty of Daughters (a finalist in the 2020 Chaucer award) and All Manner of Things (2021), silver medalist in Readers’ Favorite for historical personage, a finalist for the 2021 Chaucer Award (winners decided in June), a Silver Medalist in The Coffee Pot Book Club Book of the Year Award (Tudor and Stuart category), Gold medalist in 2021 HFC book of the year award in the Historical - England / Scotland / Ireland category, a Distinguished Favorite in The Independent Press Awards and finalist in the Eric Hoffer Award in the Historical fiction category. She now publishes all her novels under her own imprint, Poesy Quill. Wendy tutors in writing at the Swinburne University of Technology. She is currently writing her first full length Tudor biography, commissioned by Pen and Sword.
Dear Heart, How Like You This?
1536, Allington Castle
Sir Thomas Wyatt is in his father's custody after witnessing the deaths of Anne and George Boleyn during his imprisonment at the Tower of London.
Tom had secretly loved Anne his entire life. Told he is not highly born enough to pursue her, he learns to hide his feelings, especially after Anne catches the eye of Henry VIII.
Despite his deepening disquiet about Anne's growing relationship with the king, Tom remains at Anne's side as one of her staunchest friends and supporters.
Then Anne takes her place as the king's second consort, and the unthinkable happens.
Tom watches helplessly as the woman he loves and his closest friends go on trial for their lives...
Grieving for Anne and his friends, Tom remembers Anne's tumultuous journey to become Henry's queen.
What is the cost of love?
Winner of 2003 Glyph Award for Publishing Excellence.
The Light in the Labyrinth
IN THE WINTER OF 1535, young Kate Carey lives with her mother and her new family, far from the royal court. Unhappy with her life and wanting to escape her home, she accepts the invitation of Anne Boleyn, the aunt she idolises, to join her household in London.
The dark, dangerous labyrinth of Henry VIII's court forces Kate to grow up fast as she witnesses her aunt's final tragic days. Then she discovers a secret that changes her life forever.
All things must end—all things but love.
THE LIGHT IN THE LABYRINTH has been honoured with the B.R.A.G.Medallion (Book Readers Appreciation Group). It now joins the very select award-winning, reader-recommended books at indieBRAG.
Falling Pomegranate Seeds: The Duty of Daughters
Doña Beatriz Galindo is an uneasy witness to the Holy War of Queen Isabel of Castile and her husband, Ferdinand, King of Aragon. A holy war pushing the Moors out of territories ruled by them for centuries.
Beatriz does not want a life like other women. She desires power over her own destiny. Even if this means walking a far harder road.
A passionate and respected scholar, Beatriz serves her friend Queen Isabel of Castile as her advisor. She also tutors the queen’s youngest child, Catalina of Aragon.
Dedicated to Queen Isabel and her children, Beatriz guides the young Catalina of Aragon to walk her own hard life road.
Can you ever be readied to be a queen?
Finalist in the 2020 CHAUCER Book Awards for pre-1750s Historical Fiction.
Falling Pomegranate Seeds: All Manner of Things
Too ill to travel from her London home, María de Salinas writes a letter to her daughter Katherine, the young duchess of Suffolk. A letter telling of her life: a life intertwined with her friend and cousin Catalina of Aragon, the youngest child of Isabel of Castile.
It is a letter to help her daughter understand the choices she has made in her life, beginning from the time she keeps her vow to Catalina to share her life of exile in England.
Will love win out in the end?