VITA BREVIS finally makes it into paperback in the UK today (hooray!) so it seems right to mark the occasion. I can hardly have a launch party for a book that's been out in hardback and ebook for some time now, but on the other hand, unless people know it's there, who will buy it? … Continue reading Never work with children or animals.
VITA BREVIS, the story of Ruso and Tilla's trip to Rome, is published in paperback in America today! Ask at your local bookshop, or find it at Barnes and Noble or Amazon. Meanwhile, also in the USA, MEDICUS - the first book in the series - is still a July Deal on Kindle. Apologies to … Continue reading VITA BREVIS now in paperback in the USA!
Many thanks to For Winter Nights, the final host on the Blog Tour! If you haven't yet discovered this excellent book blog, now is a good time to nip across there - not only for the chance to win a copy of Vita Brevis, but also to browse a splendid collection of reviews and articles, … Continue reading Saturday, final stop on the Blog Tour – For Winter Nights
Day 7, and the last-but-one stop on the tour today! Across the water to Detroit and Hoover Book Reviews, which is a splendid place to browse if you're on the hunt for contemporary fiction based in the ancient world - and more. (Nip across there and scroll down to where it says 'categories' on the … Continue reading Friday on the Blog Tour – Hoover Book Reviews
Blog tour day 6, and thanks to the splendid Alison Morton for the invitation to join her love-me*-love-my-character series for a chat about Ruso. (*this part, as an Italian driver once said to my husband when discussing traffic lights, is 'merely a suggestion'.) Alison is the creator not only of thrillers but of a whole … Continue reading Thursday on the blog tour – Roma Nova
Many thanks to the excellent Robin Carter over at Parmenion Books for hosting today - a VITA BREVIS giveaway and some medical remedies you very probably haven't tried before. Or even considered.
Today I'm honoured to join Mieneke van der Salm, the award-nominated Fantastical Librarian. Check out her web pages for a wide selection of reviews and author interviews, and this link for a chance to win a copy of VITA BREVIS wherever you live. If I'd realised Mieneke was also a real librarian, I'd have tidied … Continue reading Monday on the blog tour – A Fantastical Librarian
Today I'm visiting The Worlds of SJA Turney. Simon was one of the co-conspirators on our book about the Boudiccan rebellion, A Year of Ravens, but there are no rebel queens in this piece - I've been pondering the difference between writing about Roman Britain and writing about Rome itself. Not content with living … Continue reading Sunday on the blog tour – SJA Turney, plus a brief diversion
At last! The hardback of VITA BREVIS, the story of Ruso and Tilla's trip to Rome, goes on sale in the UK tomorrow (22 September). You can read the beginning here. This publication is less nerve-wracking than usual because the book's already been released in the US and in other formats here, and I'm grateful to … Continue reading VITA BREVIS is (almost) out in the UK!
Many thanks to everyone who's kept Downie Towers chuckling over the last couple of weeks with captions for the mosaic, both here and on Facebook. Special mentions go to: Paul Bennett for, "Honey, I shrunk the Emperor." Ian Hobbs for, "I don't care how proud you are, you cannot send a picture of that over … Continue reading Caption Competition winner!