It's been a busy year. In the middle of publishing The Song of Heledd I discovered that The Forest Dwellers, published last year, was spotted with typos. So with the help of a proper editor I revised The Forest Dwellers and still managed to get The Song of Heledd published on time. While all this was happening I was seriously rethinking writing another historical novel but after just a few weeks of idleness I found The Winchester Goose fermenting and began researching that.
I am about half way through the first draft now, it is trotting out quite nicely. It is the creative part of writing that I enjoy the most so I am trying to spin it out, enjoying the process and putting off the chore of editing and rewriting. I think my readers will like this one, it's set at the court of Henry viii, a bawdy tale of two high born sisters, a court spy and a prostitute from over the bridge at Southwark.
While there isn't much news on the novel front (although rest assured I am still busy writing and editing them) I have had some luck with short story publication. 2015 will mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and recently I was lucky enough to have three short stories published in an anthology, The Waterloo Collection, to mark the date. proceeds will go toward the Hougoumont Farm restoration project. There are some wonderful stories inside and copies are available on Amazon priced £11.99. ISBN: 978-0-9567654-2-0
Vintage Script is a new magazine featuring historical stories and articles and I have a story called Rough Justice in the first issue. Copies are available from the Vintage Script website priced £4.50