INSURRECTIO – a powerful thriller speaks to our times

I was thrilled to receive a very thoughtful review of INSURRECTIO this week.

BookBabe blog headed the review as “Meeting the challenge of keeping a prequel trilogy thrilling”, which is a writing technique, and a trick I’m delighted to see that she says I’ve pulled off!

However, it became clear as I read through […]

RETALIO wins a 'Chill with a Book' Readers' Award

The most fearsome reviewers of your book are readers.

They are the ones who shell out their money and, more importantly, devote their precious reading hours to consuming your writing. And if they like your offering and give it a review, they have connected with and appreciated the random thoughts and wierdnesses that inhabit […]

Thank you, Douglas Jackson

No ruin in Roman Europe has been safe from me from the age of eleven. I’ve dragged members of my family along ancient cobbled roads, up towers and aqueducts and into theatres and arenas. But sharing this thirst/lust/obsession with similarly-minded is a joy.

I love being a Roman writer and being seen as one. I’ve […]

Bookmuse gives RETALIO its seal of approval.

The esteemed Bookmuse site has reviewed RETALIO and I was so moved by it I almost cried. Their reviewer understands RETALIO and the Roma Nova books in her gut as well as her heart.

“A read so painfully pertinent you could almost wish it were true. If you haven’t come across this alternative history […]

AURELIA - Editor's Choice at the Historical Novel Society

High whoops as I discovered that AURELIA had been selected as an indie Editor’s Choice when this quarter’s Historical Novel Society’s reviews were released on 1 August.

To be chosen for an HNS review is the first step; not every book gets past this stage. To receive a good review from this well-respected society is […]

Anna Reviews: PERFIDITAS by Alison Morton

Sometimes, somebody writes a review that knocks your socks off. Sometimes it’s about a book that YOU wrote. I submitted PERFIDITAS to ‘The Review‘. Read what happened…

Anna Reviews: Perfiditas by Alison Morton Review by Anna Belfrage

To write alternative history carries some likeness to writing fantasy, in that the world creation is a fundamental […]