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 […]
Stockwin Titles: What’s Out When
Posted on March 28, 2017 3 Comments
2017 is shaping up to be a busy publishing year for me. As well as two new Kydd titles, Persephone and The Baltic Prize in hardback, there are three paperbacks of previous titles coming out. As usual, all the books will be available in ebook and audiobook. So here are the publications dates for this […]
The Powder of Death: What Readers are saying
Posted on October 19, 2016 6 Comments
I’m chuffed with the reception my second historical standalone The Powder of Death is receiving, especially the all five-star reviews on Amazon, comments on social media, and the numerous personal emails to me from readers. Here’s a selection of these comments. And there’s a contest to win a copy of the book at the end […]
Standalones Sail Stateside!
Posted on September 20, 2016 4 Comments
I’m delighted to announce that my two historical standalones, The Silk Tree and The Powder of Death have been released in ebook and audiobook formats in the States and Canada. These books are the first two of my standalone series: The Gamechangers: Moments of History. Physical books of the titles will be released a little […]
The Powder of Death MegaContest!
Posted on August 9, 2016 5 Comments
In the run-up to the official launch of The Powder of Death on August 18 we’re running a MegaContest with a fabulous bundle of prizes – a signed hardback of The Powder of Death & a signed paperback of The Silk Tree, cover postcards and an information sheet; an unabridged CD set of the audiobook […]
The Powder of Death: ‘a thrillingly entertaining story’
Posted on August 2, 2016 8 Comments
Once a manuscript goes off to the publisher the wait begins. When will I know whether my editor and agent like the book? Will structural adjustments or other major changes be required? How will early reviewers rate the book? I am lucky in my publisher Allison and Busby – they have great respect for an […]
Gunpowder: Ten Cool Facts
Posted on July 26, 2016 7 Comments
Research for me is almost as interesting and rewarding as actual writing. I found this particularly true when doing my homework for The Powder of Death, my new historical standalone, out August 18. Not only did I have to delve into the medieval period in Europe but ancient China, the chemistry of gunpowder and the […]
The 2016 Collectors Sets!
Posted on May 10, 2016 6 Comments
This year I’m delighted to be offering +two+ Collectors Sets, Inferno and The Powder of Death. Each Set is strictly limited in number and I am happy to write short inscriptions on request. Inferno is the latest title in the Thomas Kydd Series and The Powder of Death is the second standalone historical novel in […]