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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Historical reputations are often made or destroyed by historians. Sometimes, as in the case of King Richard III, attempts are made to reclaim those reputations and one of the reasons I became interested in Alice de Lacy is that so many derogatory comments have been written about her by chroniclers…
I’m currently studying a MOOC (massive online open course) from the University of Michigan which is called Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World. This week’s readings are two of the works of Lewis Carroll: Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. All Saints Church,…
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…