A.M. CANNON, PODCAST HOST
FREELANCE WRITER, FILMMAKER
I’ve always been passionate about history and storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. I love engaging with the projects I work on, diving headfirst into the research, investigation, and production of stories I feel are worth writing about. I am a curious and proactive researcher, interested in preserving the foundations set by classical literature by adapting them to modern themes and trends.
I am the host of two podcasts, Armchair Historians and Last Train Leaving Belgium. Last Train Leaving Belgium podcast is a supplement to the soon to be release documentary of the same name. Other projects I am currently working on include The Bedlam Series, a three part series of historical fiction novels which delves into themes of addiction, mental illness, race and the challenges faced by LGBTQ individuals during the tumultuous Tudor reign. in sixteenth century England.
I am currently working on a three part series of historical fiction novels titled The Bedlam Series. The first novel in the series, The Case of Lord Simon, goes deep into the world of madness. Lord Simon’s madness threatens to destroy him as well as those closest to him. His downward spiral takes place during Mary Tudor’s reign of terror.
One too many drinks and Simon Stanley, son of the Duke of Hampshire, has come undone. His unquenchable thirst for whiskey has led him to the brink of madness at the steps of Bedlam Insane Asylum. When he learns from his best friend and steward, Tobias Good, that his father will do nothing to secure his release from the asylum, Simon is forced to face the demons of his past and future through the unspeakable reality of involuntary abstinence. His transformation lies in the hands of fellow Bedlamites and Winnie, a fiery mane beauty with emerald eyes who comes to visit her brother, Astrolabe, at the asylum every day.
Winnie will do anything to win her brother’s freedom, even if it means enduring a loveless marriage to her cousin. She is conflicted by her immediate attraction to Lord Simon, whom she stumbles upon in the asylum’s courtyard having a vicious brawl with Thomas, the asylum’s master keeper. When an unspeakable crime is committed, Thomas shows up murdered and Simon is stabbed almost to death. Winnie finds herself holding vigil over Simon as he fights for his life and working with him, against her better judgment, to save his best friend from the gallows after being accused of Tomas’s murder.
"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"