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To be released in mid-July!

The second in the Will Patten Series, To Kill a Queen, available on Amazon.

The Failed Apprentice
The First Book in the Will Patten Series
Available now on Amazon

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The Failed Apprentice by W.J. Small is a thrilling historical fiction novel following the story of Will Patten, a young man working in the court of Henry VIII. Will is unwittingly caught up in a plan to destroy Thomas More, and has to use his wits and ingenuity to survive the deadly court of the Tudors. With fast-paced action and a captivating plot, The Failed Apprentice is a must-read for anyone interested in the Tudor era and the dangerous politics of the court.

Also available on Amazon, now an international bestseller!


Left for dead amid a town set aflame, 14th-century squire Thomas Gray rises from the ashes to become one of England’s most feared and respected knights. Son of a bullying father, husband to a stranger, witness to the brutality on both the battlefield and gallows, Thomas Gray must confront his own demons and those of his country during the turbulent First War of Scottish Independence.

Drawn on historical accounts, A Knight's Duty is the story of a man of his time: a knight, a husband, a father, a friend.

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W. J. Small is a runner, dog lover, and avid historian, focusing on late medieval Britain. 

When not enmeshed in the past, she splits her time between New York and South Carolina, where she lives with her husband, son, and two Jack Russell terriers.

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