Book Corner: Song of the Centurion by Steven A. McKay

"Song of the Centurion not only builds on the story started in The Druid, but takes it in a wholly unexpected direction. Sequels can often suffer by being ‘much of the same’. Not this time." Superb review by historian Sharon Bennett Connolly of my latest book. Check it out! via Book Corner: Song of the Centurion... Continue Reading →

First review of Song of the Centurion: “This is the action I need.”

Now this is exactly what an author likes to see - an interesting, thoughtful and (phew) very positive review of my new book. Check it out, David is a big fan of historical fiction but he doesn't mince his words if he isn't totally drawn in by a book. He only gives five stars if... Continue Reading →

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 →

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