The Lazy Historian’s Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII

You can’t spell “Tudor dynasty” without getting “nasty.”

So, you’ve watched The Tudors and you’ve read Wolf Hall, but do you know the real story of Catherine, Anne, Jane, Anne, Katheryn and Katherine? (Best name for an all-woman post-medieval law firm everrrrr.)

Love affairs, court scandal, executions—just your average Tuesday in the Tudor court. Penned by a lifelong “Henry Head,” The Lazy Historian’s Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII combines Jillianne Hamilton’s sassy, fun and snarky storytelling with one of history’s most alluring eras.

Focusing on the lives of the wives, and less about the dudes around them, The Lazy Historian’s Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII gives the six unfortunate queens the biography they almost certainly wouldn’t have asked for.

Available on:   Paperback  |  Amazon/Kindle  |  Kobo  |  iBooks  |  Google Play  |  Nook  |  Scribd | Audible Audiobook | iTunes Audiobook

Signed paperbacks are available at Bookmark in Charlottetown.

The Lazy Historian’s Guide to Woodstock and the Music of the 1960s

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The Lazy Historian’s Guide to Woodstock and the Music of the 1960s gives a quick, concise overview of the decade that started a revolution. Learn about the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, the 1969 festival that rocked the nation.

Discover the top singles of the decade, the musical acts that made them happen and the other major music-related events of the 1960s.

Now available on:
| Kobo

The Writer’s Guide to Blog Design

Written by a web designer and writer, The Writer’s Guide to Blog Design is great for newbie bloggers who want to showcase their words, not just GIF animations of cats.

This 58-page ebook (PDF) is jam packed with tips to make your blog look attractive and professional while enhancing the viewing experience for your readers. And you don’t need to learn a speck of code to do it.

Released October 2013.

It’s also free and available on Gumroad.

PEI Writes Anthology 2013

Several writers in Prince Edward Island put together an anthology of short stories, articles, poetry and more.

The book is available for Kindle and Kobo.

My contribution was an essay called “A Short Essay.”

The book was released March 2013.

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A 2am Essay About Fear
Medium, November 2016

Local film society carries on fading tradition of theatre experience
The Sackville Tribune-Post, February 2010

Local musician to perform at Olympics
The Sackville Tribune-Post, January 2010

Talking Bands: Bad Habits
The Buzz, February 2012

Christmas Rocks!
The Buzz, December 2009

Mothers not breastfeeding long enough: survey
Truro Daily News, April 2009

Teacher travels with a passport and a hammer
Truro Daily News, March 2009

A Girl’s Travel Guide to Charlottetown, PEI, March 2010

Amanda Palmer Interview
Mookychick, June 2008

10 Commandments of the Summer Job
Macleans OnCampus, July 2009

A College Must-Haves List, September 2010


  • Reporter at Sackville Tribune-Post (January-February 2010)
  • Reporter at Truro Daily News (March-April 2009)
  • Blogger at (May-August 2009)


  • Interactive Multimedia – Holland College (2011)
  • Journalism – Holland College (2010)