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Historical Fiction inspired by family stories and the strength and struggles of women at a time of momentous change.
‘Richly imagined, heartbreaking and utterly captivating … yet another outstanding piece of historical fiction from Blanchard, cementing her place at the top of this genre.’ BetterReading
I’m very excited to announce that my new novel A Woman of Courage will be published in November 2023! And even more news… I recently signed with HarperCollins for A Woman of Courage and a second book! Here’s the link to the lovely press release and what I have to say about this new chapter in my… Read more
Although my Italian grandfather was the initial inspiration for writing Daughter of Calabria/Echoes of War, it was my Italian grandmother who was the inspiration for the heart of the story. Sadly my childhood memories of her are few and so instead I drew on the stories told by my father and aunt. She remained in… Read more
As you may know, the smaller paperback format of each of my novels follows a year after the first release of the original larger edition. As we prepared for the paperback release of Echoes of War in September, my publishers wondered whether the original title told readers enough about the setting and story. They asked… Read more
I had the pleasure of speaking to SBS Radio about Echoes of War recently. I really enjoyed talking to journalist Carlo Oreglia about my Italian heritage and my grandparents and of course, the inspiration for Echoes of War. It was an Italian segment, the podcast and article transcribed into Italian, for the Italian community, and… Read more