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Steven A McKay talks Robin Hood and how his debut novel Wolf’s Head is storming the Kindle charts

RL: Tell us about your Robin. When and where is it set and why? Is it more on the mythic/fantasy side or ...Read Article

Jessica Brockmole reveals the story and history behind her debut, Letters from Skye

In Jessica Brockmole’s epistolary novel Letters from Skye, the stories of two interconnected relationships unfold.  In 1912, Midwestern college student David Graham writes ...Read Article

Berwick Coates talks about his magisterial debut The Last Conquest: 1066

RL: Fascinating book: at first view it looks to be about a battle, and we might be expecting a mostly military novel – but ...Read Article

John Henry Clay on his debut novel, The Lion and the Lamb

SC: The Lion And The Lamb is your first novel. What is it about Roman Britain in the 4th century AD that made ...Read Article

Nick Rennison on his Sherlock Holmes influenced debut, Carver’s Quest, and the pleasures of reviewing historical fiction for the Sunday Times

RL: Carver and Quint transported me to clubland London and the world of authors like Conan Doyle, EW Hornung, Jules Verne, John Buchan ...Read Article

Diana Gabaldon takes time out from packing for the HNS Conference in Florida to quiz fellow delegate Jenny Barden about her paperback debut, Mistress of the Sea

DG: What drew you to Francis Drake, and why this particular episode? JB: Sir Francis Drake is one of the best loved English ...Read Article

Anton DiSclafani talks The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls with Arleigh Johnson

AJ: Your protagonist, Thea, grows up on a citrus farm in Florida, but is placed in a boarding school in the mountains of ...Read Article

Nigel Wild talks about his debut Nightwalk, set in occupied France

RL: Tell us about your hero, Guy Duplessis. Is he modelled on anyone specific? Will English-language readers respond to his Gallic charms? NW: ...Read Article

Paul Fraser Collard on his debut novel, The Scarlet Thief, released yesterday – a new rival for Richard Sharpe

RL: Why the Crimean War? In my mind it is associated with Florence Nightingale (therefore, the wounded), with the grainy photos of Roger ...Read Article

Richard Lee talks with Paul Lynch about his debut Red Sky in Morning

RL: You’ve been a film critic for some time. How do you think films inform your way of writing? Any specific film(...Read Article