Hello everyone,

Research is a constant, ongoing process while writing historical fiction. Sometimes a fascinating tidbit surfaces that might be of particular interest beyond its use in a novel. As I continue to work in the historical fiction field, I will post those occasional points of interest here. Occasionally I muse on the writing process as well along with news to keep readers informed of what's going on with my books and other writings.

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The photo above is of Snowdonia in North Wales, which plays a large part in the setting of the Macsen's Treasure Series.


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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Arthur's Final Battle--Camlann

Here is a view to the north across Snowdonia from near Dinas Emrys (in the lower right corner). The yellow markers show where significant events happen, or are prophesied to happen, in the fourth book. The story includes the notion that the battle of Camlann--Arthur's final battle--occured in Cwm y Llan in North Wales. This legend has never been substantiated historically, however, no other location has been proven either.

A wish granted!

As an addendum to the last post about Google Earth--my wish for updated photos was granted! At least they were updated in the region of Snowdonia I've been working with lately. The ground is in the first green of Spring instead of the dull brown of Autumn. And they are very clear. Thanks, Google Earth!