My take on genre switching

I really enjoyed Karen King’s piece last week. She is a consummate professional writer and I wish I had half her energy to write across so many genres. That said, I am not entirely a stranger to writing in different styles myself. In a long career of writing and...

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The Dardanelles Conspiracy: Alan Bardos

The Dardanelles Conspiracy: Alan Bardos

This is a sequel to The Assassins and you really ought to read that book first. There is quite a lot happens in The Dardanelles Conspiracy, all of it based on the historical facts that led up to the horror of the Gallipoli landings. If, like me, you are vaguely aware...

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Writing in Different Genres

 I've never met Karen King, but she's one of those people you meet online and come to see as a friend. She is always amazingly supportive and I would be happy to give her space on my blog to promote her next book, pretty much whatever she was writing about. But she's...

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The swords on my latest cover

The swords on my latest cover

I do love the new cover for The White Rajah. It's another by Dave Slaney, who consistently produces lovely work. This one features a kris, a traditional weapon of South East Asia. The White Rajah is set in Borneo where the native Dyaks are under the rule of Malays....

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More about ‘The White Rajah’ and a free offer.

More about ‘The White Rajah’ and a free offer.

I hope you all saw last Friday’s blog post with my news of the republication of The White Rajah and the lovely new cover. Now it’s time to tell you more about what you get when you buy the book. The White Rajah is based around the life of James Brooke of Sarawak. An...

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‘The White Rajah’: some background and a cover reveal.

It's less than a month since the publication of Burke in Ireland. I had been hoping for the chance to concentrate on writing the next book in the series, but have been rather caught up by events. I had always intended to republish the John Williamson Papers which...

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