Spotlight: Judith Arnopp, Sisters of Arden

Today on the blog, I’m thrilled to be sharing an excerpt from Judith Arnopp’s latest release, Sisters of Arden, out next Monday. Enjoy! England 1536: For almost four hundred years Arden Priory remains unchanged until a nameless child is abandoned at the gatehouse door; the nuns take her in and raise her as one of their … More Spotlight: Judith Arnopp, Sisters of Arden

A Novel Approach

Did you complete NaNoWriMo this year? Or did you, slightly enviously, look on whilst other writers logged their wordcounts, talking about daily and weekly targets, racing towards the fabulous fifty thousand? Is “write a novel” on your resolutions list for next year? If you fall into either of the latter camps, then I’ve got the … More A Novel Approach

Book review: E.M. Powell, The Monastery Murders

The Monastery Murders by E.M. Powell Publication Date: September 27, 2018 Thomas & Mercer Paperback & eBook; 288 Pages ISBN-13: 978-1503903241 Series: Stanton and Barling #2 Genre: Historical Mystery     Their lives are ones of quiet contemplation—and brutal murder. Christmas Eve, 1176. Brother Maurice, monk of Fairmore Abbey, awaits the night prayer bell. But … More Book review: E.M. Powell, The Monastery Murders

Book review: Eileen Stephenson, Imperial Passions

Imperial Passions: The Porta Aurea by Eileen Stephenson Publication Date: April 24, 2018 Blachernae Books Paperback & eBook; 387 Pages Genre: Historical Fiction     At the center of Byzantine society, fifteen-year old orphaned Anna Dalassena lives with her grandparents among the most powerful men and women in Constantinople. But the cutthroat politics of the … More Book review: Eileen Stephenson, Imperial Passions

On retreat…

It’s fair to say, as a writer, I can be prone to distraction. Any distraction. Even washing up can seem appealing, and that’s terrifying. I hate washing up. Last Sunday then, I was excited to pack up the laptop (its first adventure outside), and head into Newcastle for the third of the Urban Writers Retreat … More On retreat…

Book review, Samantha Grosser, The King James Men

The King James Men by Samantha Grosser Publication Date: November 20, 2018 Sam Grosser Books eBook & Paperback; 393 Pages Genre: Historical Fiction/Christian Fiction     Connected by love, divided by faith. A novel of faith, friendship, and betrayal set against the religious turbulence of 17th Century London. England 1604 Two men, once friends, have … More Book review, Samantha Grosser, The King James Men