Monthly Archives: July 2012

Wasteland. #SampleSunday #histfic

Despite his savage manner Esbjorn had a taste for luxury.  The floor of the tent was strewn with dry rushes and thick furs.  Costly fleeces were heaped upon a bed.  A large oak table had been set up for feasting … Continue reading

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Talking with James Wilde

Today I’m talking with James Wilde about his historical fiction. Martin: When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?  Was there a specific event that made you decide? I’ve known pretty much since primary school.  Books … Continue reading

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What Inspires Me

I’ve been interested in the mind, learning and creativity for much of my life.  I’ve also told and written stories for much of my life. I thought it would be interesting to find out where people get ideas from, what … Continue reading

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Attack upon York Castle. #SampleSunday #histfic An extract from The Lost King: Wasteland

Before dawn the following morning, we led our warriors out of the camp and down to the banks of the River Ouse.  The night was dark with only the toenail of a moon to show the way.  Once we had reached … Continue reading

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Talking with Gordon Doherty

Today I’m delighted to be talking with Gordon Doherty, author of ‘Legionary’ and ‘Strategos: Born in the Borderlands’. Martin: When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?  Was there a specific event that made you decide? … Continue reading

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Uneasy Alliance. Wasteland Book 2 of The Lost King. #SampleSunday #amwriting #Kindle #Nook #Kobo

The Danes broke camp and boarded their longships for the journey down river.  My army had to march by foot and were forced to take a route a few miles to the west of the river. Cnut asked me to … Continue reading

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Talking with Angus Donald

Today, I’m delighted to be talking with Angus Donald. Welcome Angus, and thanks for talking with me. Martin: Before we focus on your own writing would you tell us about the authors and books that have had the greatest influence … Continue reading

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