Yes, okay, The Man in the High Castle (original story by Philip K Dick, 1962) and SS-GB (Len Deighton, 1978) are the most prominent ‘what if’s at present. These stories grip our imaginations as the most horrific thing that could have happened to Western Europe/America in the recent history. Of course, Robert Harris’s Fatherland […]
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:
When I typed the last word of the first draft of INCEPTIO in 2009 I didn’t have a clue what to do with it. After advice, professional assessment, and submitting to a lot of agents whose response was “great concept, great story, great writing – not sure I could sell it” I decided to go […]
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 […]
I was delighted to receive the quarterly jewel, the Historical Novel Review, May 2016 edition, published by the Historical Novel Society. Even more delighted as my writing friend Judith Starkston had written a terrific article about ancient world themed historical fiction.
She asked several authors for contributions – Maggie Anton, Geraldine Brooks, Gary Corby, Ruth […]