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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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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...

What are your favourite words?

One of the pleasures of writing a novel is taking the time to pick the perfect word. I rarely manage it and sometimes, I am just...

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...

The Battle of Waterloo

Today I want to mention a few books I used while researching the battle of Waterloo for my book Needing Napoleon which should be...

Research isn't always dull!

As my book, Needing Napoleon is currently being printed, I thought I should acknowledge some of the sources I used in writing it. As a...

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...

Inspiration - The Hundred Days

So, I left off writing about what inspired me to write a novel about Napoleon with him safely in exile on Elba. A generous prison for the...

Inspiration continued (if you are lucky)

So, last time I started trying to explain what inspired me to write the book. I covered Napoleon's rise from obscurity on the fringes of...

Inspiration - where does it come from?

So, here we go. Where did I get my ideas for my first novel? Well, there is a clue in the title Needing Napoleon (even if my prospective...

 

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.


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