Tag Archive | historical fiction

It’s so strange

It’s really quite a strange feeling when something you’ve been working on for sooo long is finally published. It’s all done and dusted with. It feels strange not to be tinkering with it further. Doing further research, reading it through again and again, re-writing, editing, or even just sitting back and thinking about it. My […]

A Month Of: Brief Histories of British Empire Territories – Malta

Malta Above: Flag of Malta from 1943-1964 Malta is a southern European country in the centre of the Mediterranean, it is one of the world’s smallest states but also one of the most densely populated. Malta has long been an island of strategic importance not just for the British but for the Phoenicians, the Greeks, […]

Hand of Fire – Judith Starkston – Review

I’m participating in the Fireship Press virtual tour of Judith Starkston’s fantastic novel Hand of Fire. The 9th Oct is here and my review is out! My Review of: Hand of Fire By Judith Starkston A beautiful mix of history and mythology, Hand of Fire is a masterful reworking of Homer’s Iliad with the centre […]

The Crest

Watch out for the forthcoming release of my novel… The Crest. It’s a purely fictional historical fiction set against the time of early Elizabethan exploration, with a few background real historical events, like the Armada. The Crest – the blurb… From the depths of unrecorded science, from the early times of philosophy emerges one whose […]

Welcoming me back….

…..with open arms (hopefully). I’ve been away for a long while, well not actually away away but just away from the blogging world. I decided to take a break to concentrate on writing, but more to the point I felt that I was just blogging for blogging sake. And while the writer’s tips tell you […]

History versus historical fiction

The other day I came across an opinion. That historians can’t write historical fiction. And historical fiction writers can’t write history non-fiction. I was deeply disturbed by this, as at the moment, that’s exactly what I’m doing. If you write historical fiction, surely you’re doing historical research. So surely you’re a historian too. Granted you might not […]

Stepping into the world of A Straight Path

With only two more days until the publication and release of my debut novel A Straight Path this coming Friday. I’m busy finalising everything and battling with any lasting paranoia that lingers prompting me to fret whether I’ve got everything done and dusted. That the i’s are all dotted and the t’s all crossed. Now I thought […]