My first historical novel, The de Lacy Inheritance, was published my Myrmidon Books in 2010.
It was whilst I was researching for my local interest book, Tales of Old Lancashire,that I discovered the story about a hermit that was my inspiration.
I’ve always been a writer. I ‘sold’ my first article to the girls’ magazine,Diana,at the age of eleven for one pound and my first short story was published not long afterwards in Pony Annual. Since then I’ve been published in a wide range of newspapers and magazines.
In 2006 the first of my non-fiction books, Champion Lancastrians, was published by Sigma Press and since then Countryside Books have published Lancashire:Who Lies Beneath as well as Tales of Old Lancashire.
A second novel is currently under consideration by a publisher and I have two more local interest books coming out soon.
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Whilst reading the account of Richard III’s plans to set up a chantry chapel at York Minster, I noticed that the name of his clerk was John Haryington and I wondered what connections he had with the Harrington family of Hornby Castle whose story I tell in my novel By…
Some of you will know that I’ve already written about the burial at Norton Priory and the subsequent exhumation of the remains of Richard de Cestria, a main character in my novel The de Lacy Inheritance. You can find that blogpost here. My previous blog also mentions another burial at…
I went to York yesterday to see the Richard III exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum. The reconstructed face of King Richard III. I really wanted to see that ‘head’ – the reconstructed face of Richard III that was built up from scans of his skull by Caroline Wilkinson, professor of craniofacial…