Audio excerpts read by the author: Chapter 1: 31 August, 1566 http://lorettagoldberg.com/downloads/1_Aug_1566.mp3 Chapter 3: 3 July, 1572 http://lorettagoldberg.com/downloads/3_July_1572.mp3 Trailer: Presentations and interviews:

READER CONTEST BELOW! and MORE NEW THINGS THAT MESSED WITH RENAISSANCE MINDS: Siege of Antwerp, 1584.

READER CONTEST: There is an invention described in a primary account published by Strada in the eighteenth century. But there’s no image. Readers, could you send me a drawing or plan? The winner will get a free paperback with a signed fantasy map which I commissioned for the book launch. With your permission, I would …

MORE TALK SHOWS

Friday, January 25th, 11am-12pm, WBTM-AM: Bennington Today, with host conductor/ composer Thomas Lawrence Toscano. Vermont friends, please tune in! Monday, January 28th, 9:45-10am, WKNY-AM: The Morning Show with Warren Lawrence. Calling upstate New York friends: please root for me! Next blog, I promise we’ll be back in the 16th century! More scary innovation AND a …

THE PRINTING PRESS: WHEN DO WORDS BECOME TREASON? MORE NEW THINGS THAT MESSED WITH RENAISSANCE HEADS

On our days of wild-west social media, it’s fascinating to revisit a Tudor version of communication mayhem. With the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century, monarchs and the church lost control of their stories. The above text is Edmund Campion’s “Brag,”  printed and circulated in Engand in 1580-81. Campaion, his religious journey …

BREAKING NEWS!

TUNE IN. RADIO INTERVIEW ON THE REVERSIBLE MASK. IF YOU’RE IN THE OCALA REGION OF FLORIDA, I will be interviewed on WOCA AM this Thursday 10.35-11.00 am EST. The hosts are Robin McBlane and Larry Whitler, formidable writers and musicians themselves. 25 minutes. What will they ask me? What will POP…out of my mouth? No …

HOW A FRENCH KING AND SALUZZAN MARQUIS EVADED TUSCAN CUSTOM DUTIES

This is the entrance to the first Alpine tunnel through an entire mountain, Monte Viso. It was begun in 1480 and opened in 1490. I send Latham and Don Cristobal into it at the closest point in their partnership, when they take guerrillas through on an unauthorized military expedition. Fun horror stuff happens on and …