A passion for maps, and Julia's journey

I love maps. Even in the digital age, I still have a print road atlas. I was recently given an Ordnance Survey map of Roman Britain; I haven’t seen one since I was a kid. And, yes, it did cost 7/6 in old money at a time when a standard OS map of your local […]

Vive Roma Nova!

In October, I was interviewed by the regional press La Nouvelle République. As soon as I received the email from the reporter, I dashed into town to grab a paper copy.

Now I expected an eighth page at the bottom of the page. I’m an English author writing in English , even though I’ve lived […]

Why JULIA PRIMA is, and isn't, an alternate history story

I’m known as a writer of alternative history thrillers featuring modern Praetorian heroines, Carina and Aurelia. That’s my “brand” and my deep interest. Not always a wise commercial decision, but these have been the stories I’ve itched to write.

But since JULIA PRIMA came out in August, I’ve been asked frequently what made me go […]