Alison Morton

About me

Despite researching 1930s Germany for “Military or Civilians?” for my master’s degree in history, I’m a deep-steeped Roman ‘nut’. But the timeline for history in my books is a little different…

The Roma Nova “what if” stories are based on the premise that a group of pagan dissident Romans left Italy in AD 395 after the last Theodosian decree was enforced, and founded a new colony in the northern mountains. Their descendants have retained core Roman values and customs but through necessity have adapted their society to the times. The first three thrillers are set in the 21st century.

Both INCEPTIO, the first in the Roma Nova series, which was also shortlisted for the 2013 International Rubery Book Award, and PERFIDITAS, the second in series, have been honoured with the B.R.A.G. Medallion®, an award for independent fiction that rejects 90% of its applicants. Alison’s third book, SUCCESSIO, was published in June 2014.

From my website

What’s in a (Roman) name?

Me and G.J.Caesar An awful lot! This is only a brief introduction, but hold on tight because this may seem a little confusing… Even in the earliest times, Romans used a different system of names from most other European and Mediterranean countries. They used two names, one of which became…

Are the Roma Nova books feminist?

Yes, but ‘feminist-lite’. Let me explain… First, where do I stand? I believe that women and men should be treated equally. We are different from each other biologically and studies have shown that we have broadly different aptitudes, strengths and approaches dating back well beyond the Stone Age to when we were evolving…

The Historical Novel Society picks SUCCESSIO!

Well, this is exciting! The Historical Novel Society indie review team has reviewed SUCESSIO and given it a wonderful write-up. But the cream on the cake is that it has been awarded the accolade of “Editor’s choice”! http://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/successio/ Not only is there that glory, but SUCCESSIO will automatically be longlisted…

 
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