About M.K. Tod

Hi – and welcome to my website. I’m M.K. Tod – Mary actually – author of historical fiction, blogger at A Writer of History, book reviewer, and someone who conducts reader surveys.


My latest novel is Time and Regret brought to you by the great team at Lake Union Publishing. Available in paperback, ebook and Audiobook formats from Amazon (USCanadaUK and other countriesand from Barnes & Noble and IndieBound.

My first novel, Unravelled, earned a Historical Novel Society Indie Editor’s Choice award in 2013. A second and connected novel, Lies Told in Silence, was endorsed by noted historical fiction author Sharon Kay Penman as ‘dramatically depicts the horror and heartbreak of war, while also celebrating the resilience of the human spirit’.

I’ve been a fan of historical fiction since my teenage years immersed in the stories of Rosemary Sutcliff, Jean Plaidy and Dorothy Dunnett. In 2004, my husband’s career took us to Hong Kong where, with no job and few prospects, I began to research and write about my grandparents’ lives during two world wars. A few years later, that interest turned into a full-time occupation writing historical fiction.

In a previous life, I had a successful business career working at an executive level in management consulting, sales, and marketing. I’m married with two adult children and live in Toronto, Canada.

You can read more about me at Will the Real M.K. Tod Please Stand Up.