Welcome Guest Author Wanita May!

Welcome one of my anthology partners, Author WJ May as she talks candidly about her enjoyment of old stuff.

My Obession with Tudor and Anything Vintage

I have to come forward and admit it…I’m a vintage junkie. Whether it’s my business (dealing in vintage jewelry – I sell online and in antique malls) or with my writing – I’m addicted. I love anything old.

The Chronicles of Kerrigan is set in present day time but also uses Tudor connections. I couldn’t resist.

I used King Henry VIII as the person who originally started the school (Hmmm… to use those with tatu’s to find a way to create a male heir).  The school buildings are still original and they have been named as Tudor architecture.  Below is a list of examples from The Chronicles of Kerrigan.

Aumbry House —-A recess to hold sacred vessels, often found in castle chapels.

Aumbry House was considered very special to hold the female students – their sacred vessels (especially Rae Kerrigan).

Joist House —- A timber stretched from wall-to-wall to support floorboards.

Joist House was considered a building of support where the male students could support and help each other.

Oratory —- A private chapel in a house.

Private education room in the school where the students were able to practice their gifting and improve their skills. Also used as a banquet – dance hall when needed.

Oriel —- A projecting window in a wall; originally a form of porch, often of wood. The original bay windows of the Tudor period. Guilder College majority of windows were oriel.

Rae often felt her life was being watching through one of these windows. Hence the constant reference to them.

Refectory —- A communal dining hall. Same termed used in Tudor times.

Scriptorium —- A Medieval writing room in which scrolls were also housed.

Used for English classes and still store some of the older books from the Tudor reign (regarding tatùs).

And then there is the ever important Privy Council. Key to King Henry in Tudor times and key now to the world of tatus. The Privy Council is a secret council and “arm” of the government (similar to the CIA).

The Chronicles of Kerrigan revolves around Tudor comparisons and turns them into great little tricks with words. Rae of Hope, book 1 in my Chronicles of Kerrigan series is on for FREE now. 🙂 


How hard do you have to shake the family tree to find the truth about the past?

Fifteen year-old Rae Kerrigan never really knew her family’s history. Her mother and father died when she was young and it is only when she accepts a scholarship to the prestigious Guilder Boarding School in England that a mysterious family secret is revealed.

Will the sins of the father be the sins of the daughter?

As Rae struggles with new friends, a new school and a star-struck forbidden love, she must also face the ultimate challenge: receive a tattoo on her sixteenth birthday with specific powers that may bind her to an unspeakable darkness. It’s up to Rae to undo the dark evil in her family’s past and have a ray of hope for her future.

Wanita also has another book on for free if you want to check out her writing style. Seventh Mark is available at Amazon.com now!

I’m still fascinated with antiques and old stuff. I want to write a book one day about antiques without putting readers to sleep or listing details about old stuff. Won’t that be a fun challenge?

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About Dale Mayer

Dale Mayer writes romantic suspense, with or without paranormal elements like TUESDAY'S CHILD (2011) and now young adult books in various genres like DANGEROUS DESIGNS (2011). Writing stabilizes her in a life gone wild! The other stabilizers? Cheesecake and her four cats! Of course, she's dreaming to think she'll get a piece cheesecake once her four kids find out she's been baking!
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3 Responses to Welcome Guest Author Wanita May!

  1. Edie Ramer says:

    Wanita, welcome to Magical! Your book sounds fascinating. And I love the idea of someone making a living out of dealing with vintage jewelry. I might use that in one of my books sometime. I’m definitely getting one of your books today!

  2. Dale Mayer says:

    Hi Wanita! Thanks so much for being my guest today. I love all things Tudor – except jewelry. LOL. I don’t like jewelry much at the best of times, so that might explain it.

    I do like the cover of Rae of Hope. And how nice that you have both books for free. It’s an awesome way for readers to find new authors.
    Dale Mayer`s last blog was …Knock, Knock… book 5 of the Psychic Visions series is on SALE now!

  3. Diana Huffer says:

    Hello Wanita! I’m always pleased to “meet” new-to-me authors! I grabbed both copies of your books and can’t wait to read them! I adore the covers!

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