RETALIO London launch!

Left to right: Catriona Troth, me, Jessica Bell, JJ Marsh, Gillian Hamer. Seated in front J D Smith

I was delighted when Triskele Books invited me and Jessica Bell to join them for a joint launch. Four of the five were launching books – JJ Marsh (Bad Apples), Gillian Hamer (Sacred Lake), J D Smith (The Rebel […]

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, […]

An alternate 'Christmas' - or not

Welcome to an unusual stop on the indieBRAG Christmas bloghop!

Throughout December, the B.R.A.G.Medallion authors are presenting readers with a seasonal blog tour.

In the UK and most of the Western world, we celebrate Christmas on 25 December. But ancient Romans started their festival on 17 December – today!

Saturnalia was THE most important Roman festival. Heavy on […]

AURELIA awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion!

You know when there’s a 90% chance against, but you do succeed? Well, that. Book 4 in the Roma Nova series, AURELIA, has just been awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion.

The what? In the large sea of self/independently published work, there is a lot of flotsam and jetsam and, sadly, a good proportion of it that isn’t worth picking […]

SilverWood Selection Box - A selection of tantalising tasters

Belonging to a group of authors not only means you enjoy the company of colleagues, but it improves your writing. I belong to several groups and associations – you’ll see some of the logos below – but one I treasure is the community of SilverWood Books authors.

The genius of Helen Hart and her team […]