The strangeness, and freedom, of writing a trilogy

My writing desk at Lumb Bank

When I started my first novel, INCEPTIO, I had no idea what I was doing. Writing was an impulse, a reaction to a dire film and thinking I could produce something better. But not even halfway through the first draft, I realised I had a far bigger […]

Launching SUCCESSIO

As well as the London launch next Wednesday (4 June), I’m giving a talk at the Tunbridge Wells Library on 10 June at 7pm about writing the Roma Nova stories. SUCCESSIO, PERFIDITAS and the Roma Nova series starter, INCEPTIO may feature…

There’ll be wine before, and book signing afterwards with all three books.

I’d love […]

PERFIDITAS is on tour!

Interviews, reviews, spotlights and giveaways along the way. See you there!

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, April 14 Review at Flashlight Commentary INCEPTIO PERFIDITAS

Tuesday, April 15 Interview at Flashlight Commentary

Wednesday, April 16 Interview at Bibliophilia, Please

Thursday, April 17 Spotlight & Giveaway at Broken Teepee

Monday, April 21 Review at […]

So, how was 2013 for you?

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), […]

Winter Solstice Blog Hop - Shedding light on the Roman dusk

A post about darkness and light to mark the longest night in the northern hemisphere…

“The Fall of the Roman Empire” was a 1964 epic film starring Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason and Christopher Plummer. Emperor Marcus Aurelius was dying and did not want his unpleasant son Commodus to succeed him. […]