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KyddFest-3: Seaflower

Over the coming months I’ll be celebrating the earlier titles in the Kydd Series, it’s Seaflower for this blog. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this book, either as a first-time reader or if you’re a re-reader and have read the book more than once! It’s very gratifying for an author to be told […]

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KyddFest-2: Artemis

Over the coming months I’ll be celebrating the earlier titles in the Kydd Series, it’s Artemis for this blog. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this book, either as a first-time reader or if you’re a re-reader and have read the book more than once! It’s very gratifying for an author to be told […]

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Behind the Lines at McBooks Press

As a former print journalist and magazine editor Kathy was delighted to take on the assignment of interviewing McBooks Press. She recently spoke with Publisher Alex Skutt and Art Director Panda Musgrove. But first a bit of bio on Alex and Panda. Alex moved to Ithaca, New York, when he was nine years old, and […]

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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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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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Contest: Win Kydd Series Audiobooks Sets!

Audiobooks are on the up! According to Michele Cobb, President of the Audio Publishers Association, who spoke on a panel at Digital Book World 2015 in New York City recently, the past few years have seen an exponential growth both in audiobook sales and in the volume of titles released into the market. On a personal note, […]

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Building an Age of Fighting Sail Reference Library, Part 1

It’s a question I’m quite often asked – what books do I suggest would be useful to acquire in order to learn more about the period I write about. It was hard to make a selection from the vast range of wonderful titles that have been published over the years, so I’ve decided it warrants […]

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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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