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The Medieval Chronicle’s new home

May 23, 2010

Good eventide to you all!

1540 miles later The Medieval Chronicle arrived at its new  home.  And to quite a welcome I might add.  The day we arrived Oklahoma City had one of the worst hail storms on record.  Then a few days later there were tornados to the north, east and south of us.  If we hadn’t survived four fires in 2009 I do believe we would have just gotten back in the car and kept on going to heaven knows where! 

Have you seen Robin Hood?  I’m hoping to go this coming week.  Will be a very welcome break from unpacking boxes. 

Take care from your Faithful Scribe, Linda
Publisher of


RT Book Review magazine interviewed TMC and Linda Abel

April 28, 2010

Good eventide to you all!

RT Book Review magazine interviewed TMC–me, your publisher–for an article they did in their June 2010 issue entitled The Truth Behind Historical Romance.  I was thrilled to be asked and when they wrote it up as “Historians address the veracity of some popular historical romance tropes” I was even more thrilled.  Me, a historian?  I’m humbled.  I know medieval historians that I can hold my own with for a time then I find myself once again in awe of their wealth of knowledge and hanging on their every word. 

I invite you to check out the article on page 26 of the RT magazine.

I will say that I wrote more than they used and one day I would like to share it with all of you.  Think my answers to their questions will make a great Blog when I get moved.

Speaking of moving…  TMC is moving to Oklahoma City.  The movers will be on my doorstep May 10th.  Why OKC you may ask?  Because I have writer friends who live there and it’s time for a new adventure.  Speaking of writers and lovers of all things medieval…  if you live in or around OKC email me and lets see about meeting up. 

Until next time from your Faithful Scribe, Linda
Publisher of

Author Kathleen Givens passed away

January 5, 2010

Dear friends,

I just heard that author Kathleen Givens passed away on Jan 1st.  If you don’t know her Scottish romance books I invite you to discover them.   Once you start reading you’ll be hooked.  Medievals have lost a great writer.

I met Kathleen at a Scottish festival this past May.  She’s the reason I started thinking seriously about bringing The Medieval Chronicle to the web because when I introduced myself to her she knew who I was!  I couldn’t believe it as I had stopped publishing TMC’s hard copy in 1995. 

Kathleen, may God’s grace surround you all at this time
and in the months ahead.
I will miss your warm and inviting smile
when next I go to a Scottish festival.

your faithful scribe, Linda

Happy Medieval New Year!

January 1, 2010

Happy 2010!!

Here’s looking forward to many, many fantastic medieval novels being published in 2010. 

from your faithful scribe, Linda

Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2009

May all your Christmas wishes come true and may those wishes be filled with medieval books!

I wish each and every one of you a blessed and Merry Christmas.  

From your faithful scribe, Linda

Medieval Christmas Customs

December 22, 2009

Good Day to you all!

Did you know that many of our Christmas traditions are Pagan based?  It is my belief that the Catholic church–in an effort to convert more people to Christianity–relented in denouncing the Pagan beliefs altogether and instead incorporated them into Christian celebrations. 

I invite you to visit Medieval History at to learn about a few of these beliefs. 

Happy reading from your faithful Scribe,

A Medieval! To Me! A Medieval!

November 30, 2009

Hello everyone,

RT Book Reviews Jan issue has an article entitled Medievals–Are They In or Out?  by Karin Tabke.  It’s a great article and I invite everyone to read it.  Once you’ve read the article you will understand the heading of this post.

It’s time to join forces and prepare for a siege of the castle (ie publishing houses).  We–the readers–need to let the publishers know that we love our medievals and want more and more of them.  But how, you ask.  That’s where I need your help.  More heads are better than one when planning.  Please email me at  and lets form a strategy.  Together we can not only save MEDIEVALS but get publishers to publish more.

your faithful scribe,


Black Friday shopping is quick & easy! Give a Gift & Save!! Give The Medieval Chronicle.

November 27, 2009

The Medieval Chronicle makes a perfect holiday gift.  

Ony $12.00 for 6-issues

after your first subscription at $15.00 for 6-issues.

Please go to to find out what your subscription gives you and to read what others are saying about The Medieval Chronicle. 
Just think of the adventure you’ll be giving someone.

Happy Holidays from your faithful scribe,

The Medieval Chronicle has made enhancements to make the newsletter more user friendly

November 23, 2009

Hello everyone!

I have been hard at work making enhancements to the website so that it is even more user-friendly for all who visit.

For subscribers: If you didn’t get an email about the changes please contact me at and I’ll be happy to email them to you.  Just to let you know, I have made it very easy to log-in to the articles plus I am busy at work on creating a PDF file for each issue that will allow you to print a user friendly newsletter that saves ink, paper and time.  When printed it will be ready for your three-ring binder!  All the issues should be available as PDF files by the first week in December. 

For future subscribers: You can Preview articles and find out what your subscription gives you.  The Preview pages with show you a glimpse of the very informative and entertaining articles that the authors have written.  Plus, you’ll discover some of  the “bells and whistles”, as they say, that accompany each article. 

The Medieval Chronicle is not your ordinary e-newsletter.  But don’t take my word for it.  Visit the website and while there, please stop by the Praises for TMC page to read what others are saying. 

Until the next blog…
your faithful Scribe, Linda