Author Archives: Martin Lake

About Martin Lake

Martin Lake lives in the French Riviera with his wife. After studying at the University of East Anglia he worked as a teacher, trainer and company director. A serious accident shattered his arm and meant that he had to rein back his work. He decided to concentrate on writing and is now writing full-time. He writes a wide range of fiction. His main interests are historical fiction, short stories and fiction for young adults. Martin has a series of novels 'The Lost King' which are set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern Edgar Atheling, last representative of the ancient English royal dynasty and his fight to regain the throne from William the Conqueror. Martin has also published 'Artful' the further adventures of the Dodger and 'Outcasts' a novel about fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His latest novel, 'A Love Most Dangerous' is about a maid of honour who becomes the lover of Henry VIII. Martin’s work has been broadcast on radio. He won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on 'The Wind in the Willows.' You can get the collection, 'The Wind in the Willows Short Stories' from Amazon.

Stephen Carver – Where I Write

I’m really pleased to have Stephen Carver as my guest blogger today. I first knew Stephen when I enrolled on an online Creative Writing course at my old university, UEA. It was an excellent course and I was very pleased … Continue reading

Posted in Author Interviews, Flashman, Historical fiction, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

UP AND COMING

I’m in the middle of updating my blog pages. It’s been an informative process because I realised how many more books I’ve written since the last spring clean. And, as spring comes, I’m going to include some more blog posts … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Christmas Short Story

Here’s wishing you Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year. I’m posting here a short story which I hope you enjoy. It’s bitter-sweet, and based on fact.   THE STRANGER Margaret, Frank and the two boys moved into their new … Continue reading

Posted in Love, Uncategorized, writing | 9 Comments

GILES KRISTIAN – WHERE I WRITE

I’m delighted to have as guest blogger the novelist Giles Kristian. Giles has an interest in the Anglo-Saxon period but has also strayed into the English Civil War period, one which is fairly sparsely written about in comparison to its … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Giles Kristian, Historical fiction, Vikings, War | 1 Comment

Matthew Harffy – Where I Write

Today, I’m delighted to feature a guest post from Matthew Harffy. Matthew has published, to great acclaim, two novels in his series The Bernicia Chronicles: The Serpent Sword and The Cross and the Curse. The third book: Blood and Blade … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Dark Age England, Matthew Harffy, Uncategorized, writing | Leave a comment

WHERE I WRITE

I live on the French Riviera, in a town called Menton, nestled between Monaco to the west and the Italian border to the east. Menton became famous in the nineteenth century when it was advertised as a place where the … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Riviera, writing | 1 Comment

The Lost King

A month ago Trevor Timpson, a journalist at the BBC, approached me to ask what I knew about Edgar Aetheling as he was writing an article to commemorate the 950 year anniverary of the Battle of Hastings. His piece is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments