So, how was 2013 for you?

Sue always said she'd be my first customer at my launch.

Sue Cook always said she’d be my first customer at my launch.

2013 was a life-changing year for me; two books published, one shortlisted for the International Rubery Award  and awarded quality marks for self-published work (B.R.A.G. MedallionTM and Awesome Indie), conferences, London Book Fair, radio interviews, fantastic launch events (March and November), invitations to speak and appear on countless blogs, writing (paying!) articles and a raft of clever, authoritative and encouraging reviews for my books.


At Pembury Library in March

But I’ve connected with great colleagues, book lovers, fellow writers – all delightful – and it’s the people who make it so rewarding.

Sure, it’s been hard work, but we’ve had fun. Here are a few glimpses…



At the London Book Fair with Helen Hart and Joanna Zefron of SilverWood Books







With Liesel Schwarz at the RNA Conference




INCEPTIO in Waterstones Tunbridge Wells










As a guest speaker at the NineWorlds Geekfest, with Sian Fever








Simon Scarrow, PERFIDITAS and me!

Simon Scarrow, PERFIDITAS and me at the Harrogate History Festival






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Back on Radio Kent in November











With critique partner Denise Barnes






With Sarah Berry, editor of the local magazine I write for.












So how was your 2013?


Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers, INCEPTIO, and PERFIDITAS. Third in series, SUCCESSIO, is out early summer 2014.

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