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 […]

2016 London Book Fair - launch, listen and learn

So, 2016 London Book Fair. What a blast!

As I sit on a train heading towards the Kent countryside for a few days’ recuperation, I’m trying to round up my brains. It’s a good thing we take photos, or I’d lose track.

INSURRECTIO, the fifth Roma Nova thriller, was due to be launched on the Tuesday, […]

INSURRECTIO publication day!

Today, my fifth Roma Nova thriller is out in the world. Wow!  I say that because when I published the first in 2013, I did not imagine that I would have written four more within the next three years. Sometimes I scare myself…

It’s a mixture of sadness and relief to close the gate at the end […]

INSURRECTIO - Roma Nova V cover reveal!

Delighted to release the blurb and front cover for the next book in the Roma Nova alternate history thriller series!

‘The second fall of Rome?’ Aurelia Mitela, ex-Praetorian and imperial councillor in Roma Nova, scoffs at her intelligence chief when he throws a red file on her desk.

But 1980s Roma Nova, the last province […]

My top ten blog posts

Me and Forum Romanum

Now it’s December, I thought I’d look back to see what the most popular posts have been.  Is it a competition? No, it’s a mystery!

In 2013 and 2014 combined  (in traditional reverse order)

10. The Alternation of Rome – About creating an alternative timeline and how Roma Nova was born

9. PERFIDITAS book […]

Speaking at conferences - the truth

Whether you’re invited or have submitted a pitch to speak at a conference it’s the same on the day. You have a mass of faces in front of you. You are alone in the arena and the lions are pacing back and forth, tongues salivating. The be-tunicked and be-toga-ed are watching, a smile on their […]