Writing Challenge Day 9: 'Post 5 random facts about you'

Like everybody else, my life is a jumble of random facts. Selecting five is a bit like being asked to name my favourite book but here goes…

Contrary to popular belief, I was once a child. but it was a long time ago. And yes, that is a smocked frock.At the time, small children were hauled off to a photographic studio, given a soft toy to manhandle and told to smile for the nice man (And it almost always was a man in those antique times.)

Favourite holiday?
Where other people don’t go. Good food, warm but not boiling hot weather and some interesting Roman ruins, especially where you can shut your eyes and take a deep breath without getting run over. Did a lot of camping throughout Europe over the years, but it was more like glamping.

Name dropping
To my great pleasure, I’ve met and spoken at events with Lindsey Davis, Kate Mosse and Barbara Erskine and had books endorsed by Sue Cook, Conn Iggulden and Simon Scarrow.


Enough of that…

The military link
I spent six years in uniform doing lots of silly things in different parts of the world, some of it not in uniform… But I learned things most people don’t and also met my husband.

Favourite drink
Tea when working, otherwise bubbly, of course. I’m lucky to live in the Loire Valley where they produce some exceedingly fine wine. Cheers!

Writing challenges so far:

Day 8: What’s your writing process?
Day 7: Introduce your ‘author friend’
Day 6: How the writing all began
Day 5: What inspired the book I’m working on
Day 4: The setting for the new Roma Nova book
Day 3: Introducing the main characters Julia and Apulius
Day 2: Introduce your work in progress
Day 1: Starting with revealing information 

Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers –  INCEPTIO,  PERFIDITAS,  SUCCESSIO,  AURELIA,  INSURRECTIO  and RETALIO.  CARINA, a novella, and ROMA NOVA EXTRA, a collection of short stories, are now available.  Audiobooks are available for four of the series. NEXUS, an Aurelia Mitela novella, is now out.

Find out more about Roma Nova, its origins, stories and heroines… Download ‘Welcome to Roma Nova’, a FREE eBook, as a thank you gift when you sign up to Alison’s monthly email newsletter. You’ll also be first to know about Roma Nova news and book progress before everybody else, and take part in giveaways.

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