This is not a public moan, I don’t believe in that, but a serious point that I need to make about disreputable publishers, and how it has affected my novel.
An Army of Judiths was so badly edited by my (ex) publisher, who also cut out the most important siege history, that I was duty-bound to win back my publishing rights. I have now re-published under the title Kenau and the True History of the Siege of Haarlem. This new version has now been professionally edited and the history of the siege is as accurate as I could possibly have written it, using evidence gathered during my years of careful research.
Historical accuracy is of paramount importance to me, and my fascination with the siege of Haarlem does not begin and end with Kenau’s (alleged) part in it. My interpretation of the story examines the effect that such a bloody siege would have had on women, and therefore I hope that my account does justice to the times, the stoic people of Haarlem in general, as well as the courageous women involved.
Kenau and the True History of the Siege of Haarlem is available as a free download on certain days (please keep an eye on my twitter account @monkunderwood), but is also available from the Kindle lending library. I have kept the price deliberately low, as I am not out to make my fortune, but simply enjoy sharing this fascinating woman’s history.
For more information please see my website www.cjunderwood.com
Kenau and the True History of the Siege of Haarlem is available hereUS http://goo.gl/82nPHQ