Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Earthworm An Extract from ‘Wasteland’ #SampleSunday #HistNov

I have to admit that the best ideas came from Esbjorn.   Even such experienced warriors as the Danes at his command would find it hard to attack Norman castles.  To take any fortified place the two best methods were siege … Continue reading

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The Lost King – Resistance by Martin Lake

The Lost King – Resistance by Martin Lake.

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Finished editing

Just finished the second edit of the third book in ‘The Lost King’ series. Phew. A strange feeling. I’ve got to add a couple of new passages and then I’ll rest it for a day or two and re-read it.

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Esbjorn the Dane. #SampleSunday #HistNov

By the time we had dismounted Esbjorn and Cnut had climbed down from the palisade and were striding towards us.  The sun was low in the west and as Esbjorn approached his shadow loomed large in front of him.  Yet … Continue reading

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Talking with Carol McGrath.

Today I’m delighted to be talking with Carol McGrath who has just published ‘The Handfasted Wife’, a novel about the Edith Swan-Neck, the wife of Harold Godwinson and the other English wives who survived the Norman invasion of 1066. Thank … Continue reading

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To the Danes at York. Wasteland. #SampleSunday #HistNov

This is an extract from ‘Wasteland’ the second novel in ‘The Lost King’ series. Edgar Atheling is going south to join a new alliance with the Danes. We continued our journey south.  Every mile that we journeyed more men from … Continue reading

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Frustrations

I really love being an Indie-writer. I have complete control of my writing, my means of production and how I market my books. It has been the steepest learning curve of my life and one of the most fascinating. It … Continue reading

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