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Lisa J. Yarde primarily writes fiction inspired by the Middle Ages in Europe. She is the author of a six-part series set in Moorish Spain, Sultana, Sultana’s Legacy, Sultana: Two Sisters, Sultana: The Bride Price, Sultana: The Pomegranate Tree, and Sultana: The White Mountains, where rivalries and ambitions threaten the fragile bonds between members of the last Muslim dynasty to rule in Europe. The first title in the series is available in multiple languages. Lisa has also published two historical novels set in medieval England and Normandy, On Falcon’s Wings, featuring a star-crossed romance between Norman and Saxon lovers before the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and The Burning Candle, based on the life of the first Countess of Leicester and Surrey, Isabel de Vermandois, progenitor of royal and non-noble lines still living today. Lisa’s short stories, The Legend Rises, part of the HerStory anthology, which chronicles the Welsh princess Gwenllian of Gwynedd’s valiant fight against twelfth-century English invaders, and The Heretic, part of the anthology We All Fall Down, wherein the Hispano-Muslim doctor Ibn al-Khatib fights the Black Death at great personal cost, are also available now.  Born in Barbados, Lisa lived abroad for 33 years until a recent, permanent return to her island home. She has been a member of the Historical Novel Society, a presenter at its 2015 Denver conference, and served as the co-chair of the Historical Novel Society – New York City chapter (2015-2017). She currently serves as the chapter’s social media manager. An avid techie, she has presented before varied audiences on the topics of historical fiction, self-publishing, and website and social media management. She is also an enthusiastic blogger and book reviewer, having moderated and contributed to Unusual Historicals, Great Historicals, and History & Women, and previously reviewed historical fiction for the History & Women blog, Washington Independent Review of Books, and through NetGalley. Her personal blog is The Brooklyn Scribbler. Learn more about Lisa and her writing at the website Follow her on Twitter or become a Facebook fan. For information on upcoming releases, discounts, and exclusive freebies from Lisa, join her mailing list at

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