Thank you Elisabeth Storrs, Douglas Jackson and E M Powell

Writers are strange people. They live in the Middle Ages, Ancient Rome, sometimes in Victorian India, on the high seas, during the Age of Enlightenment or just down the road at number 30. I count myself lucky to know some remarkable ones who’ve been kind enough to provide early reviews for INSURRECTIO.

Elisabeth Storrs is […]

Thank you, Conn Iggulden

With Conn Iggulden at History in the Court September 2015

You may have read how infected I’ve been with the fascination for Ancient Rome since at least the age of eleven. I’ve clambered over Roman Europe ever since, dragging members of my family along ancient cobbled roads, up towers and aqueducts and into theatres […]

Holiday Historicals!

What better than a good read over the Saturnalia/Christmas/Hanukkah period? And being slightly biased, I’d suggest a historical novel, so I’m banding together with some fellow writers to showcase a selection for you – all available at 99 cents/pence. Of course, I couldn’t resist putting INCEPTIO forward as my contribution!

Alternate history is the […]

Thank you, 'Romans' Ruth Downie and Russell Whitfield

I love being a Roman writer and being seen as one. Imagine how delighted I was to be included in a list that my writing friend Ben Kane gave to a reader seeking Roman fiction authors. Last year at the Historical Novel Society conference, I had the privilege of taking part in a workshop with […]

Subscribing to my blogs

If you have subscribed to this Roma Nova blog, thank you! I really appreciate your interest and commitment. Here you will find info about the Roma Nova thrillers, Ancient Rome, events I’ll be at (speaking and cavorting) and more about the mysterious Roma Nova itself.

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Summer reading - first in historical fiction series

Falling in love with a set of characters, a location and a period is a wonderful thing. Finding there is a series featuring the same three is heaven. You can plunge back into your favourite characters’ world and find out what happened next. You may want to grab a few moments’ peace during the holidays. […]