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Standalones Sail Stateside!

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 […]

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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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Contests: A Trio of Goodies!

We all love a chance to win and I hope there’s something to tempt everyone here with not one but three prizes on offer! The contests close on July 20 and you may enter all for which you’re eligible. (The Silk Tree contest is restricted to UK residents; the other contests are open worldwide.) Best […]

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The Book ‘n’ Bag Bumper Draw!

I’m delighted to launch a new contest with three special prizes! Each prize will be one signed copy of The Silk Tree or Stockwin’s Maritime Miscellany or Pasha, along with a special tote and a selection of bookmarks and postcards. The first draw will be on March 4, the second on March 11 and the […]

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Ten Cool Facts: Hagia Sophia

The first of a series of blogs spotlighting some of the marvels I’ve come across as I’ve travelled the world researching my books. There’ll be a contest with each blog so watch out for a chance to win book prizes! The glorious Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (formerly Constantinople) is regarded by many as the eighth […]

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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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Stuff a Stockwin in Santa’s Sack!

A book is always a great Christmas present (especially if it’s signed) and I now have 17 titles in print for you to choose from! The latest are Pasha and The Silk Tree. The Kydd series, in order, is: Kydd Artemis Seaflower Mutiny Quarterdeck Tenacious Command The Admiral’s Daughter Treachery (The Privateer’s Revenge in the […]

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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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The Silk Tree: Fact v Fiction

My standalone historical fiction The Silk Tree is somewhat of a departure from my seafaring tales but has been a hugely enjoyable project, not the least being the research. As in all historical fiction there is a certain leeway for an author but I firmly believe you have to thoroughly do your homework first and […]

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