Anne E. Johnson - Author

Freelance Writer & Editor

Trouble at the Scriptorium

Enhance your curriculum with exciting historical fiction. Available directly from Royal Fireworks Press.


"A suspenseful novel of life-or-death intrigue, Trouble at the Scriptorium keeps the reader hooked until the very end." - Midwest Book Review Children's Bookshelf


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Anne E. Johnson's medieval mystery novel for tweens, Trouble at the Scriptorium, features a twelve-year-old boy named Harley. It takes place in a fiefdom north of London.

There are missing jewels, a missing monk, and a secret message hidden in a book of Gregorian chant! Good thing twelve-year-old Lady Margaret reads Latin, but Harley sure finds it hard to know how to behave around a noble girl he wants to be friends with.

Harley's father is a traveling jester, his mother a lady’s maid, his uncle the monks’ choirmaster.  Through Harley’s eyes, the reader experiences life in a medieval English castle, village, and monastery.  

 Trouble at the Scriptorium available now from Royal Fireworks Press

Read the first chapter here

 See the Interviews page for links to Anne's posts about writing this book.

Click here for TEACHING RESOURCES to accompany Trouble at the Scriptorium


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