INSURRECTIO – Book of the Month!

Against stiff competition INSURRECTIO has been selected as Book of the Month by the ‘Chill With a Book’ Readers’ Award. The silver badge goes rather well with the silver font on the book cover!

More seriously, I’m very pleased about this particular award as it’s one judged by readers.

Here are a few of the things they said:

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Awards - do they mean anything?

When I began writing novels, I knew the value of recognition in the form of awards, prizes and third party endorsements; I’d owned and run a small business for over fifteen years and been very involved in the PR side of things.

Recognition – the public acknowledgement of your ability, achievement, merits or services – is something […]

INSURRECTIO awarded the BRAG Medallion!

Yes, it’s official! I am delighted, no, I’m jumping up and down with elation, that my fifth Roma Nova thriller has been awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion. And it’s up on the IndieBRAG website. This is a prestigious award for indie only books and is a HIGH honour.

Around 90% of books are rejected (gulp), so you can imagine the nail […]

INSURRECTIO is Historical Novel Society Editor's Choice!

Talk about unexpected! You write a book, possibly the fifth in a series, launch it, get some lovely reviews, some friendly blog guest posts and general congratulations then you go back to writing the next one. Imagine when an email pings into your inbox saying this book has been reviewed by the Historical Novel Society and chosen […]

AURELIA down to the final four of 2016 HNS Indie Award!

Great excitement in Roma Nova! AURELIA was selected as Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society Indie reviews in autumn 2015 and went forward to be longlisted for the 2016 HNS Indie Award along with 37 others. In January, a shortlist of nine was selected and today (30 March), the final four were announced and AURELIA […]

AURELIA - Shortlisted for the 2016 Historical Novel Society Indie Award

Oh yes! 2016 has begun in a spectacular way and I’m not talking about fireworks. AURELIA, the fourth Roma Nova thriller, first in a new cycle of adventures featuring Praetorian and imperial councillor Aurelia Mitela, has been shortlisted for the 2016 HNS Indie Award.

*Jumps up and down with silly grin on face.*

When AURELIA was selected […]