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Book Review: Kindred Spirits: Ephemera by Jennifer C. Wilson

I am delighted to be kicking off the Blog Tour to celebrate the publication of Jennifer C Wilson’s Kindred Spirits: Ephemera. This is, I believe, the fifth in a series of books set in the world of historical spirits but … Continue reading

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Diana Jackson – Missing: Past and Present

I am delighted to host the very first stop on this Blog Tour for Diana Jackson’s new book: Missing – Past and Present.  I was lucky enough to get hold of a copy of this book just before it came … Continue reading

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Authors Without Borders – Free Historical Fiction for those Staying At Home

Authors Without Borders is a group of fabulous historical fiction authors, including: Ben Kane, Simon James Atkinson Turney, Ruth Downie, Douglas Jackson, Christian G. Cameron, Simon Scarrow, Gordon Doherty LJ Trafford, Alex Gough, Sam Taw – and me. Our aim is to write stories … Continue reading

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Coming soon from the Historical Writers Forum

Lady Eleanor Elder has been a very popular character with readers throughout two series of books about the Elder family set during the Wars of the Roses. Don’t miss her candid interview with author Sharon Bennett Connolly.

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Game of Thrones – A Review

N.B. Major – and I mean major! – Spoiler Alert!! Now that the dust and ash has settled – and there was a hell of a lot of ash to settle! – I feel I should put down a few … Continue reading

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Where the History Podcasts meet the Historical Fiction…

Since I started producing my series of Wars of the Roses podcasts,  quite a number of people have asked me how my historical fiction stories dovetail in with the non-fiction podcasts – or not! Until now I haven’t really thought … Continue reading

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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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Scars from the Past – 99p for 5 days only

Scars from the Past, book 1 of The Craft of Kings series is on a Kindle Countdown discount for 5 days – 99p! The Craft of Kings is the second series describing the world of the fictional Elder family as … Continue reading

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The Battle of Barnet, 14th April 1471

In honour of the anniversary of this important battle in the Wars of the Roses, I’m posting my take on it as portrayed in an excerpt from The Last Shroud, book 4 of my Rebels and Brothers series. This is … Continue reading

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What Do I Look For in a Book Cover?

I had a thought the other day when putting out my blog on Historical Fiction Covers for March. And yes, contrary to insidious rumour, I do occasionally have thoughts of my own. Anyway, I thought it would be interesting – … Continue reading

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