Today, we bring you part 2 of our three-part interview with Anne & Henry author Dawn Ius. Catch part 1 here if you missed it, and look for part 3 on Friday!
Did you learn anything surprising during your research for ANNE & HENRY?
The enormity of Anne Boleyn’s fan club! I understand it—especially after doing so much research on her—but the sheer number of fan clubs devoted to Anne Boleyn is staggering.
What was the most important element of Anne & Henry’s story that you wanted to make sure you captured in your retelling?
I really believe that before everything turned to chaos, Henry and Anne genuinely loved each other. A common cliché is that “love conquers all.” I believe it conquers a lot, but not always “all.” Some obstacles—whether they are external or internal—are insurmountable.
What other famous real-life story would you like to see retold (by yourself or someone else) in a modern setting?
I’m itching to write LIZZIE BORDEN’S story. What can I say—I’m drawn to controversial and challenging!