Good News for Martin of Gfenn!

CHAUCER BOOK AWARDS 2017 Short Listers for Historical Fiction pre-1750s This is the Official Semi-Finalists List of the Authors and Titles of Works that have been SHORT-LISTED for the Chaucer 2017 Book Awards. These titles will now compete for the First In Category positions. The Chaucer Awards FIRST IN CATEGORY sub-genres  are:  Pre-Historical Fiction, Ancient Historical…

Christmas Excerpt from Martin of Gfenn

Christmas at the Leper Community in the village of Gfenn, Switzerland, sometime in the mid-13th century. Posted on “Before the Second Sleep” — book blog by Lisl Zlitni, part of her Journey to Zürich series.  

The Brothers Path Is Awarded a Brag Medallion!

Originally posted on The Brothers Path:
One of the biggest pitfalls to Indie publishing — self-publishing — is that 900 million people are doing it. Half (all?) the people in the world believe they “have a book in them.” This is great except a lot of the books they have in them aren’t proofread or…

Book Signing! Reading! Fun!

I’m very excited about participating in the upcoming Book Blizzard, the San Luis Valley Holiday Book Fair, Friday, December 2 at 5 PM – 8 PM in the Nielsen Library at Adams State University, 208 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, Colorado I will have some copies of each of my novels, Martin of Gfenn, Savior, and The Brothers Path for sale…

The Story of Zürich and Me

Lisl Zlitni has kindly invited me to write a guest post on her blog, Before the Second Sleep, in connection with a series she’s doing on my novels. Here’s Journey to Zürich. Zürich Through Time and Space by Martha Kennedy Grossmünster (Great Church) My relationship with Zürich did not start well. On my first visit…

The Brothers Path

  *** The Protestant Reformation enters the Schneebeli home when Rudolf Schneebeli is born two months early and dies a few minutes later without being baptized. The Brothers’ Path, set in Affoltern am Albis, a Swiss village near Zürich, between 1524 and 1531 chronicles the lives of the six Schneebeli brothers, Heinrich, Hannes, Peter, Conrad, Thomann and Andreas….

A Very Different World

 Savior is a BRAG Medallion honoree! *** There’s nothing new about holy war. The language of the Crusades is echoed in the news of today. You can hear it in Savior, a work of historical fiction that looks both at holy war and depression through the mirror of the 13th century.  *** Imagine living in a world where…

Martin of Gfenn — An Artist’s Story

Martin of Gfenn BY MARTHA KENNEDY Find & buy on Amazon In Martha Kennedy’s quiet, intensely moving novel Martin of Gfenn, the title character is given at a young age by his father to the Augustine Canons of St. Martin in thirteenth-century Zurich. The boy quickly demonstrates a talent for art, which the Augustinians encourage…