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

Meet Lorna Fergusson – winner and tutor!

Today, I’m delighted to welcome acclaimed author and HNS Conference Short Story winner Lorna Fergusson to Roma Nova. Born and brought up in Scotland, Lorna studied English at Aberdeen and Oxford Universities. She now runs Fictionfire Literary Consultancy. In addition to her own workshops, she teaches at the Winchester Writers’ Festival…

Short story shortlistee

Try saying that title fast! Last year I entered a story in the Writing Magazine 2013 New Subscribers’ Short Story Competition.  Not being a natural in the short story writing department, I’d given it a go anyway. Writing in a mode that’s difficult for you is excellent practice and really exercises…

Not the Booker prize, but…

Self-publishing is expanding exponentially; it has long ceased to be a minority interest. But along with the glorious freedom of writing any genre, mixed genres or no genre and the ability to control every aspect of a book’s production comes responsibility to the readers. Some authors write books purely for…

 
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