Category Archives: The Writing Process

Storming the conventions of historical fiction

I came late to writing historical fiction – in fact late to writing altogether. History was what I knew best but there were a number of conventions associated with historical fiction that I did not like very much. The idea … Continue reading

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The Harrogate Interview

I was delighted to be interviewed for the Review whilst I was at the fantastic Harrogate History Festival last month and I very much enjoyed talking to Sharon Bennett Connolly and Jayne Smith. You can find the interview at The … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Book Covers for Historical Fiction

Currently, the last few tweaks are being made to the paperback cover for The Last Shroud, so covers are in my mind at the moment. Cover design is an important part of the publishing process and so – like most … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction & Meaning

I’m a guest today on the Layered Pages blog, doing an interview with the fantastic Stephanie Hopkins. Find it at: http://ow.ly/Phrjx

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A Funny Thing Happened at Foyles – I Came Out!

I’ve been busy of late, polishing up the first draft of The Last Shroud ready for the editor, doing some last minute research and also engaging in a fair bit of walking in Dorset and Yorkshire. Still, amongst all those … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction Is A Dangerous Business…

I am a writer of historical fiction – there I’ve said it and I know that in doing so I’m asking for trouble. Why? Because historical fiction is a dangerous business. I should have written crime… or fantasy… or even … Continue reading

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My Writer’s Shelfie

I was tagged last week by writer Elaine Moxon to produce a writer’s shelfie – and here it is! Rather than just post it as it is, I thought I would give some explanation about the contents of the “Shelfie”. … Continue reading

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