Tough heroines

“Boadicea Haranguing the Britons” by John Opie (1761-1807)

‘Tough’, ‘feisty’, ‘kick-ass’ – clichés, ironic or signposts? And, provocative question, would you apply them to men? Perhaps the first one and possibly the third, but I can’t remember reading about a ‘feisty hero’.

That aside, how do you recognise a tough heroine? Boudica, queen […]

What the Historical Novel Society says about PERFIDITAS

Well, PERFIDITAS made it to the HNS Indie Reviews Editor’s Choice Shortlist which was rather thrilling. I’m so pleased that the HNS includes alternate history in its remit – it just shows what an ecumenical and friendly society it is.

So what did they say about PERFIDITAS?

PERFIDITAS (Roma Nova) By Alison Morton

“Not strictly […]

How to get the reader to read your book

Unless you write for the sole purpose of personal fulfilment, you probably hope other people will read your work. When you publish a story, either as a freebie or commercially on multiple channels (Amazon, Kobo, Waterstones, iBooks) and in multiple formats (paperback, hardback, ebook, audio), you are making a contract with the reader. The reader […]