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
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
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
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
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
‘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
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
I’ve been thinking about when I first felt the need to write. I remember feeling overwhelmed, not knowing how and where to start. I read dozens of ‘how to be a successful writer’ books – full of advice on planning,
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!
I re-discovered this image of me recently. It stirs happy memories for me of the time I spent researching for my novel ‘Renaissance – The Fall and Rise of a King,’ at the Tower and St George’s Chapel Windsor.