Speaking and media participation

Kate Mosse, Barry Walsh, Alison, Elizabeth Haynes, Isobel Ashdown

Kate Mosse, Barry Walsh, Alison, Elizabeth Haynes, Isobel Ashdown at Charroux LitFest

Alison gives talks/workshops/panels on writing, self-publishing, alternative and historical fiction, research and social media at writers’ conferences, tutorial groups and associations.

Recent events include:

Historical Novel Society Conference, September 2016, Oxford
Indie co-ordinator and deputy publicity officer, chaired panel ‘Going Indie: Questions and Answers’

Triskele LitFest 2016, September 2016, London
Member of the historical fiction panel (video available)

SilverWood Books Writing Day/Bristol Festival of Literature, October 2016
Member of historical research panel (writing ‘extreme’ circumstances)
Co-led a session on elevator pitching

Romantic Novelists Association Conference, July 2016
Talk on historical research and how to use it without ‘info-dumping’
Represented indie authors on publishing trade panel

St Clémentin LittFête, June 2016
Talks on ‘The Ins and Outs of Self-Publishing’ and about the Roma Nova thriller series, with readings

Charroux LitFest Bookish lunch, May 2016,
Lunch with ‘bons mots’ plus giving a writers’ workshop on ‘Character in Setting’

Wrexham Carnival of Words, May 2016
Standing up for the Romans on a “My Era’s Better Than Yours” panel as part of Historical Fiction Night

ChipList Fest Trade Secrets Day, November 2015, talk ‘The Ins and Outs of Self-Publishing’, plus co-presentation on ‘Researching your Novel’

Charroux LitFest, August 2015, talk about my publishing journey and the Roma Nova thrillers, plus member of crime and thriller writing panel

Historical Novel Society Conference, June 2015, in Denver, CO, chaired panel on ‘The Brass Tacks of Self-Publishing

Historical Novel Society Conference, September 2014, led a workshop on social media for authors

Romantic Novelists’ Association Conference, July 2014, led workshop on writing in an alternative environment

Guest speaker on BeginSelfPublishing podcast talking about author events

Author interview on Audible to accompany launch of first four Roma Nova audiobooks

Alison has written the following articles:

‘Rewriting History’ (about writing alternative history), Writing Magazine, July 2013

‘Serious Business’ (about recognition as an self-published author), Writing Magazine, February 2015

Monthly column about writing and publishing, The Deux-Sèvres Monthly, the local English language magazine, since 2012.

Mentions/contributions in The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Kent Messenger

Live broadcasts on Radio Kent, August and December 2013

Forthcoming events…


Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers, INCEPTIO, PERFIDITASSUCCESSIO and AURELIA. The fifth in the series, INSURRECTIO, was published in April 2016.

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