Writing historical fiction – My treasure trove of research books. Magic, folklore, religion, history, and an extract from The Druid!

A LOT of work goes into a historical novel. Actually writing the thing is the easy part! To begin with you have to do a lot of research before you even think about putting cursor to screen because, unless you're already familiar with your chosen period, you really need to get a feel for it.... Continue Reading →

Interview with Steven A. McKay: Robin Hood and Beyond – Terry Pratchett, AC/DC and Bellicus the warrior-druid

Brand new interview conducted by author Jenny Kane (Jennifer Ash) Tell us about your latest book. What excites you the most about it? This one is about a warrior-druid in post-Roman Britain and I am¬†loving¬†writing it. It was nice having readymade characters like Friar Tuck and Little John who I simply needed to flesh out... Continue Reading →

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