The Heart Trilogy


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Author's Notes

(Author in front of Old Main at the University of Arizona)

Kathleen Kirkwood is the pen name for award-winning, best-selling Historical Romance author, Anita Gordon.


It's Good to be Back . . .

Incredibly, over a decade has passed since my last novel, His Fair Lady, saw the light of print and made its way onto bookshelves nationwide.  Happily, Lady enjoyed a successful run, capturing The Golden Quill Award before disappearing into the secondary market. Meanwhile, owing to exhaustion and the inescapable upheavals that ever accompany life, I decided to take a bit of a break.  Never did I dream, or intend for my little sabbatical to turn into an eleven-year walkabout!

Technology, of course, exploded during that time, opening new doors and possibilities to writers as never before.   I confess, at first, I resisted the idea of bringing out my back list in digital format, or of adding new titles in that realm.  But, as my octogenarian father and my eldest son, Scott, blazed the Indie trail right past me (with considerable success!) — and with my family’s continued encouragement and support, especially that of my husband — I’ve decided to pick up my pen, get off the sidelines, and join in the fun.

And so, I’m back.  And very happy to be, I might add, for there are characters and stories buzzing in my head, longing to be set free and take wing. 

Please enjoy browsing my new Kathleen Kirkwood Historicals website.  It's still under construction and content will continue to be updated.  Click on any of the covers that appear on the right and they will take you to a page devoted exclusively to that novel. 


Recipes from the Past

Wastel Bread (from HIS FAIR LADY, Chapter 10)

Cranachan (from A SLIP IN TIME, Chapter 4)

Fat Rascals (from SHADES OF THE PAST, Chapter 6)

Fig Preserves (from Anita's Grandmother)

Green Chili Cheeseburgers (New Mexico specialty, created in 1945)

Hummingbirds and Hummingbird Cake (from Southern Living Magazine 1978)

Icelandic Pancakes (A recipe from the 1700's and a delightful dessert pancake that we discovered during our years in Iceland)


Links to other related sites:

Kathleen Kirkwood Blog Page

ByDand Publishing Blog Page

The Medieval Chronicle (Medieval Online Publication)

and the family scribes . . .

James L. Barbour Website (A Visionary Novel of the Future)

Scott Gordon Author's Page (Childrens' and Fantasy Novels)