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The over-enthusiastic etymologist, #2: Berserk, Gay, Money

I’ve always loved words and as a schoolboy I wanted to become an etymologist. I had a collection of a…

What I’m writing about this week, #13: fjords

Some of the action in my next Fire Born novel (No.4), the continuing adventures of Bjarki and Tor, takes place…

Special delivery! A blog about working from home

I tried recently to interest various magazines and newspapers in employing me as a columnist. Frankly, I need the extra…

The over-enthusiastic etymologist, #1: Canada, Handsome, Enormity

I’ve always loved words and, as a teenager, I wanted to become an etymologist. I fantasised about having a column…

Historical Note: The Loki Sword

My third Fire Born novel has been out for a couple of weeks now, so it’s probably safe – spoiler-wise…

Go on, buy me a horn of foaming ale!

The life of a writer is always financially precarious but, recently, with inflation leaping upwards and the cost of living…

What I’m writing about this week, #12: battle between the Goths and the Huns

OK, this is a little bit of a fib. I have already researched and written about the semi-legendary Dark Age…

The Loki Sword is out now!

The third volume of the Fire Born series, which followed the adventures of my Norse heroes Bjarki Bloodhand and Tor…