The Evening and the Morning. It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people and often in conflict with the king. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns. In this prequel to the monumental The Pillars of the Earth, three people find their lives intertwined.
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J.G. Schwartz is a pathologist with an active imagination, working in San Antonio. When not devising fictional murder plots, she’s applying her detective skills towards the care of her patients. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Master of Arts degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. After two years as a practicing speech pathologist, she went back to school and obtained her medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). She has published numerous scientific articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Phyllis Clark Nichols weaves her faith and her Southern culture into character-driven stories that bring hope and light as they explore profound human questions. She is a classically trained musician and enjoys art, books, nature, cooking, travel, and stories about ordinary people who live extraordinary lives. Phyllis and her husband live in the Texas Hill Country.
Joanne Kukanza Easley, born in Chicago, Illinois, has adopted Texas as her home. She lives in the Texas Hill Country on a small ranch with her husband, three rescue terriers, and abundant wildlife. Retired from a career in nursing—with dual specialties in the cold, clinical operating room, and the intense, emotional world of psychiatric nursing, she devotes her time to writing fiction. Her debut novel SWEET JANE was released on March 19, 2020 by Black Rose Writing. She is hard at work editing her next novel JUST ONE LOOK and is drafting her third, I’LL BE SEEING YOU, based on a character in SWEET JANE.
Dr. Martinelli is a retired San Jose (CA) Police Department detective with a background in investigations, medicine and applied sciences including forensics, psychology & psychological profiling, physiology and human factors, violent crimes, and death scene investigations. He has been referred to in the forensics and legal community as the “expert’s expert.”