I go home, unload the car, pour wine, and collapse onto the couch. To immediately begin thinking about next year. What could we have done better? Your thoughts, readers? … More The Book Fair
I have no personal interest in warfare, in strategy and tactics or in battlefield recreations, or in the choreography of fighting. How then do I write battle scenes? … More Writing Battles
Sticky notes decorate the frame of my external screen like mustard fields in flower seen from a plane. … More A Writer’s Life…or at least a morning.
Say ‘ancient Rome’ and you have my attention immediately. … More Antonius, Son of Rome, by Brook Allen: A Review
Many different authors and titles (including my Empire’s Daughter) available through Sunday Aug 11 2019 at: http://bit.ly/2Tkjv7z
People use artefacts to relate to their world emotionally, as well as technologically. I like to explore this emotional and aesthetic relationship in my stories. … More From research papers to fiction: an interview with Helen Loney.
Words have the power to bring about healing if allowed to flow out of a painful or confusing situation … More The Healing Power of Words: Audrey Semprum on finding your way through writing.
I published my first book at the age of 61. So what took me so long? Fear and self-doubt. … More Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt: J.C. Salazar on the journey to become a writer.
What was Dianna Hammond to think when she awoke one September morning after a dream with a title, characters and story arc in her head? … More You May Say that I’m a Dreamer
The relationship between cats and writers is as old as writing and domesticated cats. … More In our arts we find our bliss