JULIA PRIMA is out today!

And here’s where you can see more…

Readers have urged me to tell the foundation story of Roma Nova. this meant jumping on a time machine and going back to the 4th century. (Channelling H G Wells…)

Not really, but it meant writing standard, straight historical fiction. And I loved it!

I burble on […]

JULIA PRIMA – Two excerpts

From the Prologue – Siro, a tribesman from across the Danube border speaks…

Crossing the river at night Credit: Photosampler

The tips of the oars paddle the water softly at each stroke. Rain obscures our passage as we cross the fast-flowing river. In the dark night, the only things I see […]

Colchester Roman Festival 2022 - The first one ever!

Yes, it was Roman festival time again, this time Colchester, or Camulodonum on 30 and 31 July, organised by Food and Drink Festivals UK.

Authors Simon Turney (S J A Turney), Ruth Downie, Alex Gough, Harry Sidebottom, L J Trafford, Mary Jarratt, Robin Price and I met some wonderful readers, talked Romans and signed […]