My soundtrack for historical fiction writing – number 6 is BRUTAL (but 10 is beautiful)!

A few years ago I wrote a guest post for fellow author Roz Morris, where I listed a few of the songs I like to listen to while writing my books. It was mostly just death and black metal with a bit of Jethro Tull, so I thought I would do an updated version featuring... Continue Reading →

Amazon Academy KDP Author event SECC 2018 and my day on the panel

Today was great! It was the Amazon Academy event in Glasgow's SECC and I was invited along by them to speak on the panel of "experts" in the Kindle Direct Publishing room. I turned up to see the head of KDP, Darren Hardy, telling people how to use their tools to publish, with my books... Continue Reading →

Come see me at Amazon Academy Glasgow this month.

That's right, I'll be on the Kindle Direct Publishing panel at the Amazon Academy event in Glasgow SECC on April 17th, offering publishing advice and hilarious - or at least mildly amusing - anecdotes. This will be my third time on a KDP panel and it's always great fun (read all about my week at... Continue Reading →

Historical fiction v historical fantasy (From the Vaults)

This is something I originally wrote for the "Queen Anne Boleyn" website a few years ago. Thought I'd repost it for anyone that missed it. When I first decided I wanted to write a novel I knew it had to be historical. When I chose Robin Hood as my main character it obviously had to... Continue Reading →

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