Interesting Places, Northumberland, The Northumbrian Saga

Bamburgh Castle, home to the kings and earls of Northumbria

Even though Bamburgh is only ever mentioned or hinted at in the background of The Northumbrian Saga, it is an important part of the storyline and integral to the history of Northumbria. It is the seat of power for the King of Northumbria, Aethelwin’s uncle, and later becomes the seat of resistance against the Vikings… Continue reading Bamburgh Castle, home to the kings and earls of Northumbria

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Interesting Articles, Writing updates

My writing process blog tour

Hi everyone. Well you are all very lucky to not only receive two blog posts in two days, but also two writing updates in a month... sort of. I have been tagged in the My writing process blog tour by author Matthew Harffy. The idea is not only to let readers know a few things… Continue reading My writing process blog tour

Interesting Articles, Interesting Places

Anglo-Saxon palace complexes

After the initial migration period of Angles and Saxons in the 5th and 6th centuries there was a shift from chieftainships and petty kingships with small territories to larger kingdoms (such as the kingdoms of Deira and Bernicia which themselves joined to make the larger Kingdom of Northumbria). The larger the kingdom became the more… Continue reading Anglo-Saxon palace complexes

Important Dates

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is an important date in the Christian calendar. As the first Sunday before Easter it is the beginning of holy week and the lead up to Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. The week started with Jesus arriving into Jerusalem on the Sunday, followed by his arrest by Thursday, his crucifixion on the Friday, and… Continue reading Palm Sunday

The Northumbrian Saga, TNS 2, Writing updates

April update 2014

I’m always surprised at how much I cram into these update posts. Most days I think “Man, what am I going to write? How many times can I say ‘wrote an extra ... words this month? I feel good about it, but still have a long way to go!" But then by the time I… Continue reading April update 2014

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2014 Best Australian Blogs Competition

Hello one and all! This year I thought it would be fun to enter into the Australian Blogs Competition, an event held by the Australian Writer's Centre. In order to be in the running for the Viewers' choice section I need all my faithful followers, their friends, family, pets, neighbours, mistresses/sugar daddys and complete strangers… Continue reading 2014 Best Australian Blogs Competition