Category Archives: Books

Where authors write

I started this series in November with a short post saying where and how I write. Since then I’ve been able to post fascinating pieces by Matthew Harffy, Giles Kristian, Stephen Carver and Carol McGrath. They give marvellous insights into … Continue reading

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Extract from my new Work in Progress

I’m in the last stages of editing my new book which is a sequel to Land of Blood and Water. This is set four years after King Alfred’s victory at Ethandun and follows the adventures of Ulf and Inga who … Continue reading

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My Writing Place(s) by Carol McGrath

Today, I’m delighted to have a guest post by my friend, Carol McGrath. Carol is a very successful historical novelist and is one of the most supportive writers around. This piece made me more than a little jealous. It gives … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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