Thank you, Conn Iggulden

With Conn Iggulden at History in the Court September 2015

You may have read how infected I’ve been with the fascination for Ancient Rome since at least the age of eleven. I’ve clambered over Roman Europe ever since, dragging members of my family along ancient cobbled roads, up towers and aqueducts and into […]

Thank you, 'Romans' Ruth Downie and Russell Whitfield

I love being a Roman writer and being seen as one. Imagine how delighted I was to be included in a list that my writing friend Ben Kane gave to a reader seeking Roman fiction authors. Last year at the Historical Novel Society conference, I had the privilege of taking part in a workshop with […]

A pre-London Book Fair meet-up

Glynis Smy, Jessica Bell, me, Talli Roland

Energised by meeting a terrific group of other writers last night. No, ‘energised’ is not a euphemism for hangover. The atmosphere really did fizz. Writers are used to listening, observing and absorbing, and they are genuinely interested in each others’ progress. And, of course, their problems […]