10 Things Robin Hood & his men would love/hate about modern society. A bit of fun!

I wrote this little blog post for Maria Grazia’s Fly High site, check it out. What would my characters like Robin Hood, Matilda, Tuck and Will Scarlet make of potatoes, social media, guns, guitars and mainstream media? Read it, and add your own ideas in the comments section! http://flyhigh-by-learnonline.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/steven-mckay-10-things-will-scarlet.html      

Amazon KDP now showing all-time “historical” sales in the dashboard!

Is it just me? I logged into my KDP dashboard last night and noticed a new feature – “historical” sales. This is something authors have been crying out for so it’s brilliant that Amazon have listened. It’s also great for me because I was able to count up my all-time sales from back in 2013 […]

A short guide to Robin Hood – pagan, Christian, nobleman, gangster?

Like King Arthur, Robin Hood seems to hold a special place in the hearts of all sorts of people. There’s something very romantic about a downtrodden normal man rising up and thumbing his nose at society’s corrupt rulers. Hundreds of years after the first stories of Robin were told, we can still identify with the […]

The dreaded “F-word” in historical fiction – what’s your opinion on it?

Okay, as you probably all know, I’ve finished off my Forest Lord series* and am now working on a new novel starring a warrior druid rampaging through post-Roman Britain. That will be the first in, I expect, a trilogy but who knows…?   Now, I remember writing my debut novel, Wolf’s Head, and wondering if […]