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Celebrating 20 years of Thomas Kydd: Readers Have Their Say
Posted on August 18, 2021 19 Comments
I sometimes have to pinch myself that the Kydd Series has been coming out for 20 years. I certainly remember my trepidation when putting together, at my agent’s request, a timeline for twelve books! But as I got into the Series, and found the historical record so rich and varied, my creative juices flowed and […]
THUNDERER: Coming Next!
Posted on March 30, 2021 14 Comments
When I first started to write the Kydd Series little did I realise that my original conception of perhaps a dozen titles would more than double. The more I delved into the historical record the greater scope I found for Kydd, Renzi and the rest of the fearless crew for adventures up to and beyond […]
Out and About with Persephone
Posted on April 18, 2017 4 Comments
Persephone is officially launched in the UK on Thursday May 18, along with the paperback of Inferno. I’ll be signing copies of these books, along with my historical standalones, The Silk Tree and The Powder of Death at a number of venues around the UK. Do come along and say hello! And I’m always happy […]
Italy Through the Eyes of a Novelist
Posted on January 19, 2016 8 Comments
‘One doesn’t come to Italy for niceness, one comes for life.’ I think E M Forster aptly sums up what Italy means for the novelist. It is so rich, so alive, that it’s impossible for an author’s creative juices not to be stimulated by a visit. And of course Italy has the legacy of so […]
To the Kydd Gang!
Posted on October 6, 2015 8 Comments
With the publication this week of Tyger, the 16th Kydd title, Kathy and I will raise a glass (or two…) to all the publishing professionals it’s been our pleasure to work with over the past decade and a half. As my eponymous hero would say, ‘Let’s drink their health in a bumper!’ The Belgian novelist […]
Out and About with TYGER!
Posted on September 30, 2015 3 Comments
Hey! Tyger is officially launched in the UK on Thursday October 8 at Chatham Library. I’ll be also signing copies of the book at a number of other venues around the UK. October 10 Waterstones Drake Circus 1-3 pm 1 Charles Street, Plymouth, PL1 1EA. 01752 669898 October 17 Torbay Bookshop 11:30 am. 7 Torquay […]
TYGER: “A very rich and satisfying reader experience”
Posted on September 22, 2015 6 Comments
A number of early review copies of Tyger, the next book in the Kydd series, were made available by my publishers (Hodder & Stoughton in the UK; McBooks Press in the US). I’ve been chuffed with the feedback from these reviewers, many saying it’s the best book yet! And I’m honoured that the September-October issue […]
Blogging away, blogging away – more thoughts…
Posted on July 2, 2015 7 Comments
First, I must thank you again for all the feedback and comments on my blogs. Being an author can be a pretty isolated life so it’s always great to hear from readers! And while I thoroughly enjoy writing the Tom Kydd series – and my other historical fiction – it’s a pleasant diversion to put […]
The Year Ahead!
Posted on February 4, 2015 8 Comments
2015 looks set fair to be another busy year for Team Stockwin. On January 1, I delivered the manuscript of the next Kydd book, Tyger, to my publisher. It will come out in October and I was delighted to hear back from my editor Oliver Johnson: Another wonderful book. I especially liked the poetic descriptions […]
2014: the year in review
Posted on December 23, 2014 12 Comments
Another year draws to its close – and what a year it’s been for Kathy and me! As well as Pasha, the latest in the Kydd series, I brought out a historical standalone, The Silk Tree, which was launched at a splendid party in London in October. Signing events took me far and wide across […]