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

RNA Conference pictures

Although it seems ages ago, the Romantic Novelists’ Association Conference was only a couple of weeks ago! It took place at the Harper Adams University, a renowned agricultural college near Telford, Shropshire – a beautiful setting, plus a light whiff from the animal areas! Needless to say, our meals had the shortest…

Debbie Young – marketing superstar

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Debbie Young as my guest.  Author, journalist and blogger, she’s especially keen on short-form writing, such as flash fiction, short stories and blog posts. Commissioning editor of the Alliance of Independent Authors’ (ALLi’s) blog of self-publishing advice at  www.selfpublishingadvice.org, she has co-authored ALLi’s groundbreaking new book, “Opening Up To…

Speaking at conferences – the truth

Whether you’re invited or have submitted a pitch to speak at a conference it’s the same on the day. You have a mass of faces in front of you. You are alone in the arena and the lions are pacing back and forth, tongues salivating. The be-tunicked and be-toga-ed are…

 
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