May the 21st 2022! Our next zoom talk features the wonderful Bernard Cornwell and some amazing authors including myself and the awesome Lynn Bryant and MJ Logue! The talk will be about creating great characters and its going to be a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to chatting about my people and getting the low down on how my fellow authors created theirs!
Its a sell out! But If you haven’t got your ticket for the show, do not despair because we will as usual upload to our You Tube Channel so watch this space for the link!
What’s coming for the coming years
Early this year, I submitted two books ideas that I had in mind for a publisher. Because they are not my usual historical fiction ideas, I decided to submit to the publishers who have really turned out some wonderful books at the moment, Pen & Sword, with some very reputable authors, such as Annie whitehead, Amy Licence, Andrea Zuvich, Sharon Bennett Connolly, and Carol McGrath.
So I received confirmation yesterday that both my book submissions have been accepted and I am walking on air!
Book 1 will be on Harold Godwinson and will be published September next year.
Book 2 – Edmund Ironside will be the subject of this one and I do believe that there has not been a biography on his life written ever before. Publication will be in September 2024
Added to this I have also been commissioned to write a chapter for Iain Dale’s latest book Kings and Queens, also due for publication in 2023.
And also my WIP which is Wolf’s Bane, the third in the Sons of the Wolf series about the years leading up to the Norman Conquest of England, hopefully will be published in September 2022!
So exciting things coming for 2022
So, the Historical Writers Forum recently had their talk on Aelfgyva, the mysterious lady of the Bayeux Tapestry. After a sell-out night, we had a good turnout and a lot of fun. My fellow panellists were authors Patricia Bracewell, Carol McGrath, and Sharon Bennett Connolly hosted by Samantha Wilcoxson.
If you weren’t able to attend the evening, here is a link to the HWF YouTube Channel. Hopefully you guys will enjoy the debate and support me and my lady, Aelfgifu of Northampton as we fight it out amongst us!
30th Dec 2021
Coming soon on the 29th Jan 2022 I will be joining a group of historians and novelists in an event which discusses and explores the possible identities of Alfgyva the mysterious lady of the Bayeux Tapestry. The tickets are going fast so if you wish to participate live, get your free ticket now and join the fun. But don’t worry, if you can’t make it, you will be able to watch on our YouTube channel at a later date. We will keep you posted.
10th Dec 2021
So some recent news – The Wolf Banner was selected as a finalist in The Coffee Pot Book of The Year which was a great achievement. This is the second time a book of mine has been in the final when the first in the Sons of the Wolf series, Sons of the Wolf won an honourable mention in the Book of the Year award. Click here to see the winners of this wonderful organisation’s awards!
The second thing, as you might or might not know, I am an active member and admin of the Historical Writers Forum, and we have been doing some exciting things recently like Zoom talks. To view some of them retrospectively, we have also our own You Tube Channel which can be found here, and if you’d like to subscribe and like whilst your there to be kept up to date with what’s debates and talks we have been doing, we would be most grateful and of course happy!
And if you are a budding, or experienced historical fiction, fantasy, or non-fiction writer and would like to join our group, it does not cost a twig! Or a fig! Here are our Facebook and twitter links where you can join us on both sites.
Twitter – https://twitter.com/HistWriters
Lastly I would like to let you all know that myself and fellow HWF admins, Samantha Wilcoxson and K. S. Barton are going to be participating in a 5 day Online Convention hosted by the amazing organisation: The History Quill. Our slot will be concentrating on Historical Fiction and how accurate it should be. The convention runs from the 5th February until 9th February and you will be able to buy tickets for our slot on the 6th of February through this affiliate link ! We hope very much that many of you will join and I believe tickets are selling now! So get yours soon so not to be disappointed!