A writer’s life… Category

Ask BigJules: Recreational reading

[To leave a comment or reply go to box at the end of the page] Randy S. Veronesi, a 52 year old Ex US Navy vet now living in Sydney, emailed: Many thanks for your wonderful works. I’m an avid fan of the age of sail and the career of Kydd & Renzi has given […]

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ARTEMIS: Sailing seven seas

ARTEMIS is the second book I wrote – what a change for Thomas Kydd, no longer in the old line-of-battle ship Duke William, he finds himself on the deck of a crack frigate – and rated a full able seaman! Renzi, Stirk, Doud, Doggo, Pinto and Wong join him as replacement for prize crew. What […]

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A Kydd Family Tradition

[To leave a comment or reply go to box at the end of the page] I’m always delighted to hear from readers. Over the years I’ve had emails and letters from male and female Kyddites ranging from children/teenagers to octogenarians! Some have special connections with the sea; others enjoy engaging with the colourful characters of […]

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KYDD, My First Book

Looking back at this, the debut novel in the Kydd series, it hardly seems that a decade has passed since I very nervously submitted a proposal to write a series about a young man press-ganged into the Royal Navy, who eventually goes on not only to cross the great divide between the lower deck and […]

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Historical Fidelity, A Reader’s View

[To leave a comment go right to the end of the page and just enter it in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box] One of the aspects of writing my Kydd tales that I particularly enjoy is bringing real-life historical personages to life; some have quite large roles, others just cameo appearances. I feel that the […]

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Series v Standalone

[To leave a comment go right to the end of the page and just enter it in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box] It’s a question I’ve been asked quite a few times: Do I need to start at the beginning of the Kydd series if I want to read your books? Well, this is a […]

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Cauls, Mary Carleton and the Chatham Chest!

[To leave a comment go right to the end of the page and just enter it in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box] In our household I’m the hoarder; not only physical artefacts from the past, numerous tins of assorted screws & wires, books & journals – but countless snippets and esoteric facts from the Golden […]

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CARIBBEE Signings

[To leave a comment go right to the end of the page and just enter it in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box] It’s always an enjoyable time for me when a new book comes out and I travel around various bookstores meeting readers If you didn’t manage to catch me at one of the earlier […]

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The Kydd Kit: Spread the Word!

[To leave a comment go right to the end of the page and just enter it in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box] Sorry – SOLD OUT ! Would you like to help ‘spread the word’ about the Kydd series? We’ve put together a great KYDD Kit – a special selection of Stockwin memorabilia: some to […]

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The Quarterdeck Interview

[To leave a comment go right to the end of the page and just enter it in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box] [ This interview is from the October issue of ‘Quarterdeck’ magazine ] During your formative early years was reading an important part of your life? Oh, yes. My mother introduced me to the […]

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