How can it be almost a year since I began this webpage? I just popped on for a few updates. 2017 has been busy so far. As well as working on The King's Mother, which is still on schedule to be published by Christmas, I've been working with some other authors to put together an anthology to be published by Pen and Sword Books some time next year (2018). The publisher haven't provided a title yet but the main theme is medieval love (not middle aged love, that is something quite different). My article is about the relationship between Anne Boleyn and Thomas Wyatt, something that is hinted at in his poetry and has intrigued me for many years.
Life has been a little tricky on the personal front this year but I have soldiered on and The King's Mother is progressing well. Inbetween sessions of work on that I've also continued to produce historical blogs, give historical talks and even attend the odd book fair.
Raglan Castle's annual Tudor Weekend was a blast at the end of August - it realy is my favourite event, not least of all because of the setting and getting to meet readers face to face, new and old.
Summer is drawing to an end now, I am hoping for a week off at some point before putting the final edits to The King's Mother before it goes off to the editors. I shall then be going through suggestions made by my readers as to who to write about next. You can make your own suggestion on my facebook author page - please look for me there.
29 November 2016
Since my last webpage provider seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth, I have started a new one here and hope my friends and followers will migrate with me. The big news is: Book Two of The Beaufort Chronicles will be published on kindle on the 8th of December, the paperback will follow soon after. Meanwhile, as well as promo and marketing, and researching Book Three, The Beaufort Woman, I am madly trying to get organised for Christmas. See you all soon!