Author? Launching a new novel? Here’s some tips that might help you hit number 1!

This article came to be when I was asked by the Historical Novel Society to write something outlining how I went about launching my latest novel, The Druid. Some of the tips will not be relevant to you, and that's fine - these are just things that I tried with this particular book and it seemed... Continue Reading →

The Druid – Audiobook coming soon! I hadn’t planned it, but…

Yep, The Druid will be available this summer in audio form, which I know will make a few of you happy. The narrator is Nick Denton who recorded some of David Pilling's novels and his reading of chapter 1 of The Druid had me wishing he'd already completed chapter 2 because I so wanted to keep listening!... Continue Reading →

The Druid Location – Duntocher Roman Fort

In The Druid, Bellicus starts off in modern-day Milton, West Dunbartonshire, and heads up along the A82 (roughly!) through Duntocher. I was working here today and knew there was an old fort located in the park, so I nipped in and took a few photos. To be honest, there's practically nothing to see of the old... Continue Reading →

Dunadd Hill Fort and The Druid

When writing my previous Forest Lord novels I was working a full time job, and, as a father of small children, it wasn't really possible to travel south to research the locations I was writing about. But my new Warrior Druid of Britain series, although it still includes many parts of England as settings, sees... Continue Reading →

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