I am delighted to celebrate Alison Morton’s recent release of a hardback edition of Inceptio, her brillian Roma Nova Thriller. Along with the simple joy of reading in this format, Alison has also included some bonus material in the way of some short stories and fascinating background material. Enjoy an excerpt and more details:
Helen Hollick shares more about her best-selling Pendragon’s Banner Arthurian trilogy – and why women desire soverentye over anything – a fascinating concept I explored in The Godmother’s Secret. A huge thank you to Helen for writing a guest post today, and sharing a tantalising excerpt from her novel, Shadow of the King.
The Godmother’s Secret is on a Kindle Countdown deal through this weekend. You think you know what happened to the Princes in the Tower. But Elysabeth, Lady Scrope, was there. My version of one of England’s most enduring historical mysteries, inspired by St.John family records. https://geni.us/GodmothersSecret
My friend Helen, one of the most influential and inspirational authors in the world of Indie Publishing, turns 70 today and is celebrating with her own Special Edition. Helen Hollick, USA best-selling author and founder of the prestigious Discovered Diamond book awards has re-released The Pendragon’s Banner Trilogy, in a commemorative 30-year Special Edition, on sale now in the UK. Congratulations, Helen, and thank you for your generous spirit, great sense of humour, and beautiful writing. You’ve certainly inspired me to be the best historical fiction writer I can be.
So I’m thrilled to say that Tantor Media has bought the rights to the audiobook for The Godmother’s Secret…and guess which one of us is narrating it! I passed the audition earlier this year, and have been busy in the studio, Reading Out Loud. Release date is June 27th! I’ll post an excerpt when post-production is done, but I have to say, it’s been quite an adventure. I hope you enjoy hearing Elysabeth’s story in my own voice—along with my rendition of Richard III!
We’re celebrating a significant milestone! ‘The Lydiard Archives has reached over 1,000 groups of items! Documenting the thousand-year history of Lydiard House, Park and surrounding areas, we have photos, maps, newspaper cuttings, postcards, reports, watercolours, portraits, artefacts, jewellery, diaries and so much more! When I first started seriously researching and writing The Lydiard Chronicles ten years ago, all of the Lydiard papers were scattered between various historical organisations, history centres, filing cabinets, storage cupboards and attics. Now, we’re such a long way into digitising and curating these precious items, giving free access for everyone to enjoy now and in future generations. Writing The Godmother’s Secret was certainly a whole lot easier because of The Lydiard Archives. A huge thank you to The Friends of Lydiard Park who undertook the funding of this vital task, and all the partners who worked so hard to locate and digitise assets, including Swindon Borough Council and The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre. Do come and explore for yourself! The Lydiard Archives