The Northumbrian Saga, TNS 2, Writing updates

The Northumbrian Saga out now

Merry Christmas one and all! A quick reminder that The Northumbrian Saga is now available in paperback as well as in ebook formats such as Amazon, Kobo and ibooks. For a full list of retailers check out The Northumbrian Saga page in the menu. If your country or favourite retailer aren't there let me know.… Continue reading The Northumbrian Saga out now

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Interesting Articles, The Northumbrian Saga

Trade

As part of my plans of outlining aspects of early medieval life I was going to write a post on Trade. In The Northumbrian Saga, Leodgar and Aethelwin are both traders of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria and with the invasion of the Vikings comes a whole new orbit of trade and trade partners, including Thorstein. As usual… Continue reading Trade

Interesting Places, Northumberland

Lindisfarne, Holy island of the north: Part 2

Welcome to Part two of the history of Lindisfarne. If you have missed the first part in which Lindisfarne was founded and became a religious, cultural and scholarly mecca, you can read the article here. Unfortunately for Lindisfarne, its rise to prominence also made it a target. The climax of the centre’s history came in… Continue reading Lindisfarne, Holy island of the north: Part 2

Durham, Interesting Places

Durham – An amazing World Heritage Site

Jeanette Harvey is the Author of Sisters of the Bruce, the tale of Isabel (Queen of Norway) and Christina (The Countess of Mar) who helped mould the history of Scotland and the world as much as their famous brother, Robert the Bruce. In this re-post from May 2014, Jeanette explains her visit to Durham Cathedral… Continue reading Durham – An amazing World Heritage Site

TNS 2, Writing updates

July Update 2014

Alas, another month where not much writing has been done. I am still revising/writing the last four chapters of TNS2 but I have skipped chapter 9 in favour of chapter 10 in the hope that the excitement of fight scenes will be enough to bust me out of my writing rut. This chapter sees Aethelwin’s… Continue reading July Update 2014

Writing updates

June Update 2014

Whilst most of you are in the northern hemisphere enjoying blissful days of summer sunshine, here in Australia it is decidedly arctic. Well, for me it is anyway and I know a few of my friends feel the same. Winter has arrived and I have spent the better part of the last few weeks spending… Continue reading June Update 2014

Interesting Articles, The Northumbrian Saga, Writing updates

Blog Hop: Meet my main character

This week I am involved in another blog tour, this time looking at the main character of my novel. I was invited to join by Edoardo Albert, author of many fiction and non-fiction books including "Northumbria: The Lost Kingdom" which was co-written with Paul Gething, "Professor Tolkien of Oxford", "Call to Prayer: The Story of… Continue reading Blog Hop: Meet my main character

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

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

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