One sunny early Spring Saturday, Alan and I decided to have a potter around Knaresborough castle. I’d not been there for a long while and had forgotten what a fascinating place it is. The castle became a royal residence in
Read my short story – “The Proposal” – FREE!
I invite you to join my mailing list and get free access to this short story. I am currently very busy with a number of new projects, one of which involves the issue of a monthly newsletter, so I would be delighted
A Hint of History – Meet the Young Henry VIII & Catherine of Aragon
During the long weeks of Lockdown, I often walked the footpaths that run through the deer park and woods surrounding Fountains Abbey. The abbey itself was closed to visitors but being a local, I know where the public footpaths are
My interview on Romance Author, Elizabeth N Harris’s ‘Helping Indie Authors’ page.
A little while ago, I was delighted to be asked and agreed to do an interview on Elizabeth N Harris’s website – and today she featured me on her ‘Helping Indie Authors‘ Blog as her author of the week. Elizabeth
A Chorus of Seven – newly published
This year we, ‘The Scriveners,’ a group of seven authors, celebrate seven years together. We were established in May 2013, in one of the smallest and most charming Cathedral cities in North Yorkshire, as part of a new branch of
Stanley’s Spring Chronicle
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
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.
Stanley says …..
My mum wrote a great story – ‘Renaissance – The Fall and Rise of a King’ mybook.to/TheRiseofaKing is a really good read – it won awards and got amazing reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Here’s a swift summary – Betrayed!