A writer’s life… Category

Out and About with Persephone

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 […]

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Italy Through the Eyes of a Novelist

‘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 […]

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To the Kydd Gang!

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 […]

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Out and About with TYGER!

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 […]

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TYGER: “A very rich and satisfying reader experience”

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 […]

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Blogging away, blogging away – more thoughts…

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 […]

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The Year Ahead!

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 […]

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2014: the year in review

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 […]

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She Speaks: The Silk Tree – Launched in Style!

Just returned to Devon after a whirlwind two days in London for the launch of The Silk Tree. The launch party was held at Goldsboro books and with wine flowing and spirited conversations all around the room, the guests spilled out into Cecil Court. Fortunately it was one of those lovely balmy evenings, unusual for […]

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Two double acts!

As long as there have been stories there have been pairings of characters – Holmes and Watson, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, Wooster and Jeeves – the list goes on and on. In both my two new books – Pasha, the latest in the Kydd series and The Silk Tree, a standalone historical set in […]

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