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Musings of an historical fantasy novelist

I spend my time staring at my computer screen. So this is my way of reaching out to the people who I always have in the back of my mind. People like me, who love that moment when history collides with the power of the imagination.

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Reviews of
Needing Napoleon

 

Taking it in my stride

Unfortunately, I have just discovered there is going to be quite a long delay before the third instalment of the Richard Davey Chronicles...

Fantastic Arthurian series by Fil Reid

Today, I want to feature a fellow historical novelist - Fil Reid – Author – Historical Romance Writer. If you like a bit of romance in...

Historical Novel Society interview

The Historical Novel Society is an amazing organisation for any fan of historical fiction. I really enjoyed my recent interview with...

On the radio

Well, this will be a first for me. I am being interviewed on Radio Skye on Sunday 9 January at about 9.30am. The focus of the interview...

Confronting the awkward truth

Hello all, having completed the third instalment of the Richard Davey Chronicles, I am currently writing a standalone novel about the...

Working on a sequel

I am now working with Nat and Rachael Ravenlock at www.thebooktypesetters.com on the cover of Serving Shaka, the sequel to Needing...

Progress! front cover looking good

A while ago, I blogged about my struggles with a cover image for my imminent first novel Needing Napoleon. Well, a lot has happened since...

Shaka's military society

A while ago, I explained my interest in Shaka Zulu. Towards the end of that post, I promised to explain the inherent problems with...

Napoleon’s Birthday

On August 15th 1769 Napoleon Bonaparte was born in Corsica. Well, I think he was Napoleone Buonaparte back then! He died on 5th May 1821,...

Covers are harder than you think

... and I don't mean hard covers. My book is starting out as a paperback and e- book! I had my first discussion with the designers. They...

Shaka Zulu

When I was a boy, my father had some popular history books about the rise and fall of the Zulu empire in southern Africa. They had...

 

My list on Shepherd.com

I have put together a choice of five books I think really help a reader get inside Napoleon's head. Originally, I have called the list Best Books for Getting Inside Napoleon's Head!

Shepherd. com is a great site that I really recommend to anyone who loves reading. It is a fresh approach to bringing together readers and authors.


Follow the link below to find out which books I have chosen and why.

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