Bank Holiday Break and The Windmill

With the last Bank Holiday of the summer falling upon us here in Britain, it is our last chance to seize the moment to indulge ourselves before the Autumn. So, why not treat yourself to a lazy day with a good story that is told through a lens of three snapshots in time that are … Continue reading Bank Holiday Break and The Windmill

The Windmill: The Page Turner Awards 2021

https://twitter.com/PageTurnerAward/status/1389183207896240132 Some exciting news! The Windmill has been selected for entry into Page Turner Awards 2021. It is entered into two categories; Book Award 2021 and Screenplay Award (Book adaptation). One of the judges is no other than Paul Michael Glaser, once Starsky (remember the cardigan) from the iconic Starsky and Hutch detective series...now an … Continue reading The Windmill: The Page Turner Awards 2021

The Windmill – Spring Ebook Special Offer

Special Offer on Ebook for 4 weeks only. Get a copy of The Windmill on Ebook for 99p Available on multiple platforms through Troubador Publishing and through your usual retailers. Amazon US: The Windmill. E Book Amazon UK: The Windmill. E Book Please read, enjoy, like, share and follow. Please subscribe and follow my blog. … Continue reading The Windmill – Spring Ebook Special Offer

Happy Easter, Happy Spring

Wishing you all a Happy Time to relax, sit back, read and enjoy. Please subscribe and follow my blog. Share with your friends, those that you feel might like to think about some of the subjects in my blogs. Comment if you wish and I’ll take your views and experience in mind as I progress … Continue reading Happy Easter, Happy Spring

The Windmill, facts behind the historical fiction.

It was my love of history that first led me to want to write. When I'm writing historical fiction, it is important to maintain that the fiction connects with the reader. The historical facts give depth to the characters, settings and context that many with a love of that particular period or era can also … Continue reading The Windmill, facts behind the historical fiction.

How We Plan

As writers, How We Plan is a personal experience. How we approach our planning, our methods, interests and writing topics will vary. As an author of historical fiction there is a great degree of planning involved around the facts, bygone and ancient, that I'm looking to use within the storyline. Personally, the detail around the events within the … Continue reading How We Plan

How We Write…

As writers, How We Write is a personal experience. How we approach our writing, our methods, interests and writing topics will vary.  All these considerations, conscious or otherwise, are there even before we sit down. Writers will have their own routines before putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. We might start with a drink of … Continue reading How We Write…

Why We Write…

For me, creating a book has been an education and an enlightenment into the world of 'writing'. A true learning experience. One, I am pleased to say, that is still continuing. A quote I read by George Orwell made me think about Why I Write. ‘I do not think one can assess a writer’s motives without … Continue reading Why We Write…

Writing And Research Go Hand In Hand.

With The Windmill now sitting on my bookshelf, the busy work of producing the second book has begun. Abstract ideas, listed on the story board now need to be checked out and joined up. The surprising thing when writing a book, is just how much time you spend on research. Delving in to books, archives … Continue reading Writing And Research Go Hand In Hand.

The Journey Continues…And An Amazing Book Review

Laura, from Lost In A Book Review, wrote a lovely review of The Windmill, which you can read below and find on her blog page. Before publishing the review she asked me if there was a sequel... The answer is yes. It is already in progress...its journey has begun. There will be some characters that … Continue reading The Journey Continues…And An Amazing Book Review