Monthly Archives: June 2012

Talking with S.J.A. Turney

Today, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to talk with SJA Turney, author of the Marius’ Mules series of Roman historical fiction and the Tales of the Empire historical fantasy series. Martin: I’d like to start of by finding out … Continue reading

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Send Three and Fourpence I’m Going to A Dance.

This morning I tweeted a quote I thought I’d remembered from Goethe.   I said: ‘Goethe was right. When you start something it has magic in it.’ This comment was alluding to the fact that I have dithered for months … Continue reading

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At Sixes and Sevens

I am at sixes and sevens, and I don’t even know where the phrase came from. The problem is that I have four ideas for novels and can’t make up my mind which to write.  I’ve started three of them … Continue reading

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Hostages #SampleSunday #Bargain #Books #Kindle The Lost King: Resistance

Four days later we approached the walled town of Exeter.  To my joy I saw the flag of Wessex flying bravely from its walls. ‘A gold purse to the soldier who brings me that rag,’ William announced.  Then he sent … Continue reading

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An Interview with Ty Johnston

Today, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to talk with Ty Johnston, author of fantasy, horror and literary fiction. Martin: Before we focus on your own writing would you tell us about the authors and books which have had the … Continue reading

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Young musicians at the Fête de la Musique

I like music but can barely whistle a dirge let alone a tune.  I think I’m fortunate that I like many types of music from classical to pop and rock and most shades in between. Not everything though. Much of … Continue reading

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BBC News – Charles Dickens characters displayed on Royal Mail stamps

BBC News – Charles Dickens characters displayed on Royal Mail stamps.

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First steps in planning my new novel

A few days ago, while lounging on the terrace, an image on a poster I had seen many years ago flung itself into my mind. I knew at once that this image would be the source of a new novel.  … Continue reading

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‘Artful’ #SampleSunday #Free today #Kindle #amwriting

Chapter 6 New Horizons The prisoners were taken out of the barracks and mustered along the quayside.  A party of Government officials appeared and, together with Lieutenant Bolt, passed up and down the line of men, studying their papers as … Continue reading

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David Gaughran on ‘A Storm Hits Valparaiso.’

Martin: Hi David and thanks once again for agreeing to do a second interview on my blog. My pleasure, Martin. Good to speak with you again.  Martin: Before we focus on ‘A Storm Hits Valparaiso’ I wonder if you could … Continue reading

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