The Condottieri

This is the first of my blogs on historical subjects that interest me and influence my writing. They are not intended to be a authoritative exposition on the subject area, just a general discussion on things that interest me. If the topic catches your imagination, a...

Cover Design

My whistle stop tour of Renaissance history is going to have to go on hold for a few days, as this post is to bring updates that are infinitely more exciting! The cover design for The Tattered Banner is finished, and the final proof is below. I’m pleased with...

Coming up next…

I’ve mentioned in a few previous posts the influence that history has on my writing, and I think also the fact that I started off writing historical fiction but drifted toward fantasy for the greater imaginative freedom this genre offers. History as a subject...

Back cover blurb…

Ok, back cover blurb has been settled on, so here it is! Unique talent always attracts attention… In a world where magic is outlawed, ability with a sword is prized above all else. For Soren this means the chance to live out his dreams. Plucked from a life of...

On maps…

This blog is a follow on from my previous one on realistic societies. I spend a lot of time making maps, badly. I’m not particularly good at drawing and don’t have the first idea of how to use any of the cad or image manipulation software that some people...