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Glory and Gore – how the meeting of a queen and an upcoming soldier inspired a novel

Today I am welcoming my fourth 17th century guest – no, no, no: enthusiast – to my blog. I bet many of you have already heard of Nicola Cornick and hopefully you’ve read a book or two by her as well. Her latest release is set in Tudor times, but she has the great taste …

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More Medieval Mayhem – meet a writer who dug her protagonist out of the ground!

Today’s guest has the UK record in most Bronze Age axehoards found on one field.  Impressive – as is the fact that there is a record in this somewhat obscure “sport”. Other than her axehoards, Nicky Moxey is also a lady one should avoid riling as she is an avid practitioner of Karate. Nicky and …

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Revealing the cover of a collaborative effort!

Some months ago, a couple of other writers and I decided to join together in a cooperative effort to promote our books and support each other. One of the first things we wanted to do was put together an anthology, a collection of short stories that we could offer our readers for free so as …

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Glory and Gore – Meet American Katherine with a taste for 17th Century England

Well, dear readers, it is Thursday again, and this autumn this means it is time for our weekly date with yet another 17th century enthusiast. I stumbled upon one of my guest’s books a couple of years ago, a rather dark story involving fraternal twins and their anything but happy lives, this due to the …

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When my imaginary taskmasker wields the whip – a post about inspiration and discipline

“No inspiration,” I sometimes sigh, while staring at the screen which remains enervatingly blank. And yes, inspiration is a must when it comes to writing—if nothing else as the igniting spark—but there’s another component which is just as important: discipline. “Of course,” my very own muse, Ms Inspiration says. For the day, she’s wearing a …

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Much Medieval Mayhem – how a multi-dead reenactor resurrected to write

I bet you’re all a bit confused by today’s title. What does Anna mean, a multi-dead reenactor? No one can die more than once, can they? Very true–unless, like today’s guest Paula Lofting, you are a reeneactor. Peeps who dress up to reenact battles and other historic events very often die as part of their …

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Glory and Gore – or how the 17th century inspired Christina to write fiction spiced with time-slip

Taa-daa! Time for guest number two in my 17th century fest. Today’s guest has a thing about Prince Rupert. I most definitely do NOT – but I’ve decided to forgive Christina for this, as I suspect it is mostly Rupert’s long locks that set her heart a-flutter. I met Christina in 2012. There I was, …

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Much Medieval Mayhem – A Roman history enthusiast carves a new world from medieval chaos!

Today is the day I kick off the collaborative medieval event here on my blog. You, my dear lucky readers, will over the coming eight weeks or so have the opportunity to meet up with a number of writers who share the medieval bug with me–in one way or the other. As I wrote in …

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Much Medieval Mayhem – here we come

Right: I’m going to come straight out and admit it. I am an overachiever. Always have been, always will be, which is why I have not contented myself with organising one multiple contributor event on my blog this autumn – I am going for two. The only other person I know off who does something …

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Glory and Gore – meet Andrea, 17th C lady, enthusiast and writer!

Remember how I told you a week or so ago that I would be hosting a blog featuring writers who have a passionate relationship with the 17th century? Well, dear peeps, today I am very happy to introduce my first guest, Andrea Zuvich. I almost called her “my first 17th century guest” but that would …

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