America in the world of Roma Nova

In summer 2015, I visited the USA and part of Canada. It was seven weeks of hectic fun. In Washington, one of the highlights was a visit to the Library of Congress, specifically the Jefferson Building. It was ‘all kinds of awesome’: the magnificent colourful entrance hall and sumptuous steps, Jefferson’s book collection, an original […]

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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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Yay for libraries!

Librarians Emma (left) and Susan (right)

After the success of the INCEPTIO evening in Pembury Library in 2013, Susan Rogers, the community librarian, had long wanted me to give a talk in the area central library in Tunbridge Wells, so we arranged it to coincide with the publication of SUCCESSIO, the third of the […]


As well as the London launch next Wednesday (4 June), I’m giving a talk at the Tunbridge Wells Library on 10 June at 7pm about writing the Roma Nova stories. SUCCESSIO, PERFIDITAS and the Roma Nova series starter, INCEPTIO may feature…

There’ll be wine before, and book signing afterwards with all three books.

I’d love […]

Publishing the Roman way...

Author photo © Alison Morton

Money-­making booksellers, exploited and impoverished authors, celebrity book launches and the danger of writing controversily. Sound familiar?

Although without the current technology of print-on-demand, digital publishing, even the lithographic or moveable type of not so long ago, the Roman world had a thriving publishing industry. Production was by teams […]

INCEPTIO - Pembury Library talk

Giving the audience the lowdown on INCEPTIO

When I was planning the launch of INCEPTIO at Waterstones in Tunbridge Wells, I was very keen to go and talk at my local library on the same trip.

I lived in Pembury for over 24 years and spent many happy hours in the library when my […]