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What I’m writing about this week, #7: Berserker school

I sent off the first draft of my new Viking novel to my agent yesterday, to pass on to my…

The Last Berserker – some very exciting news (for me)

I’ve been dying to tell people about this for some time, and now I’ve signed the contract: I have a…

Audio version of Robin Hood and the Caliph’s Gold

I didn’t think it was going to happen. I looked into it and it seems too expensive, too difficult to…

Edward II and the red-hot poker: murder most faked

This is why I love history. You think you know something about a time and a place, say, England in…

Battle of the Boyne – fought on this day* 330 years ago

On a blisteringly hot day in July 1690, on the banks of a placid brown river in the east of…

The Cockpit of Europe and other popular war zones

You may laugh but, one day, when I have sufficient time and money, I’m going to go to Belgium for…

Scary monsters (and super creeps)

The other day one of my readers asked which of the bad guys in my books was the worst –…

Slave power – medieval warships driven by whips

One of the most difficult chapters to write in Robin Hood and the Caliph’s Gold, my new addition to the…