December update 2013

It seems that when it rains it pours. Like most people I’m guessing December is one of the busiest times of the year for me and this year seems like no exception. I had a number of goals that I … Continue reading

Songs to get you in the mood… for writing.

Since finishing the edits for The Northumbrian Saga, I have thrown myself into writing the sequel (which I am still calling TNS2 at the moment). It’s strange being at this stage of the writing process again. The setting is still … Continue reading

The Northumbrian Saga 99c

Hi everyone
Just a quick message to let you all know that The Northumbrian Saga is now available for 99c on Amazon for all of December. An early Christmas present for those who may have been a little undecided on whether to buy it or not.


A H Gray













Historical sources rundown

A lot of what we know about the history of the Dark Ages comes from written documents of the time such as land grants, wills, sagas, chronicles and annals either written during the period under study or soon after. For the information i need when writing historical fiction and blog posts i try and use these documents as much as other books and websites and i thought it would be a good idea to share some of these so that when i mention that we know so and so through the writings of such and such, you will know what i am talking about and hopefully understand a little bit about how we know so much about this time period, or more accurately so little. Continue reading