At school my history teacher glossed over the Battle of Hastings. His lesson suggested that the Normans were a superior people who conquered the barbaric Saxons and brought civilisation back to England. I have always inferred that what he meant was that the Romans had civilised Britain originally but that the Saxons had created a … Continue reading Mixing Fact with Historical Fiction 3 – My version of the Battle of Hastings
On 14th October 1066 a Saxon army under the command of King Harold of England stood at Sentlache Ridge, some 7 miles north of Hastings. Duke Guillaume of Normandy led his army from the port to fight the decisive battle of the year. The Normans had invaded England on 28 September, but King Harold was … Continue reading The Battle of Hastings
So, 'The Blade's Fell Blow' has gone to be published and will be delivered to any pre-release purchasers on the 951st anniversary of the Battle of Hastings! Of course I am very pleased about this as it is the culmination of a lot of work. I was very impressed when Amazon linked all three of … Continue reading I Write Because I Enjoy Telling Stories
I have submitted The Blade’s Fell Blow to Kindle Direct Publishing and it has been accepted for pre-order publishing. It is now live on Amazon for release on 14 October 2017, which happens to be the 951st anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. I have to admit that I felt a moment of pride when … Continue reading The Sorrow Song Trilogy is Complete!
So, what does a writer do when they have one book nearly finished and another one in second draft needing a lot of work to finish it? Answer: they start another novel of course! I must be mad. I mean, I have spent a lot of time recently on finishing 'The Blade's Fell Blow', the … Continue reading What to Do when Finishing a Novel
I set myself the target of October 2017 to publish the final part of the Sorrow Song Trilogy; The Blade’s fell Blow. I do not normally impose deadlines on myself, I know from past experience that I do not work well with them. This is partly because I have a medical condition that reacts to … Continue reading The Blade’s fell Blow