Hello there, I’ve not been here for a while, so I thought I’d give you a quick update on what I’ve been up to since I last wrote a post. After I helped with her end-of-Winter tidy-up in the garden,
Yorkist Stories – in aid of Medecins Sans Frontieres
‘Yorkist Stories’ a fabulous collection of stories has just been published on Amazon and is about the men and women who found themselves either by birth, marriage or fate, on the Yorkist side of the Wars of the Roses. The
Knaresborough’s less famous Medieval Gems
Just before Covid19 locked us all down, I went to meet a friend for our regular coffee date in one of my favourite North Yorkshire towns, Knaresborough, which is only a short drive from where I live. Finding myself
Flooding and the re-discovery of a historical gem
The the floods of last month, forced me to take an alternative route to our local supermarket in Ripon. As I entered the city over the ancient North Bridge, I spotted a building that I had last visited many years
Time Travel – A Lovely Fantasy?
An observation by a reader of Renaissance – The Rise and Fall of a King, that, as well as being historical and paranormal fiction, it was also a time-travel story, (King Richard’s soul is taken into the 21st century) got
Safeguarding children and young people.
You wouldn’t normally expect to find this topic on the website of a writer of historical fiction but I’m also a parent and grandparent and feel very strongly about the safety of our children. This useful little book can help
Reflections on a writing journey.
‘At what stage in our writing journey do we think of ourselves as bona fide authors?’ This question arose during a recent discussion with writing friends. Leaving aside the obvious answer – a traditional publishing deal – which to my
Author Julia Bell’s Review of ‘Renaissance – The Fall and Rise of a King’ on Goodreads..
It’s wonderful to know that ‘Renaissance’ has engaged a reader – also a talented author – who is not a fan of King Richard III. Julia Bell says: “I loved this novel and I’m happy to give Renaissance five stars.
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? A hopeful walk
We walked the lanes up to the old barn on the moor above our village this morning. It was wonderful to be out and about in the bright sunshine. – even though I was kept on the lead for the
Northallerton Library ‘Write-In’ Workshop
Today, I spent an amazing morning at the Northallerton Library, with a wonderfully creative group of people. I am still amazed that my 750-word unfinished story was able to generate such a widely diverse response. One was an action