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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All change at Roma Nova!

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 […]

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 wonderful. To be […]

In The Bookseller - editor's choice

I was stunned to see that SUCCESSIO had been selected as an Editor’s Choice in The Bookseller‘s inaugural Indie Preview on Friday.

I was checking Twitter – having a break after wrestling with an article – and saw my name mentioned by  journalist, Porter Anderson, associate editor for  TheFutureBook.net — the world community for digital development in publishing, and part of […]

2014 Historical Novel Society conference - Part Deux

Diana Wallace, Essie Fox, Kate Forsyth

Maybe it was adrenaline, but I started the second day of the HNS conference with an energy surge. Maybe the coffee was stronger than I thought. After chatting with friends, I set up the indie table for the day. Managed by the inestimable Helen Hollick,  it showcased the finalists’ […]