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.

Please feel free to post comments--I'd love to hear from you.

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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Friday, May 14, 2010

Castell y Gwynt

Shhh! Don't tell anyone. This is one of the places where Marcus ap Iorwerth in Into the Path of Gods exchanges messages from the secret alliance that will attempt to depose the old high king Vortigern and replace him with Ambrosius, the man they believe to the not only the rightful high king, but who will also be a much better leader.

The link below leads to a photo of Castell y Gwynt, which is a volcanic formation that pushed up between the two peaks, Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach in Snowdonia, North Wales.


Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Events for A Land Beyond Ravens

Please join me if you are in the Denver, CO area for the following events:

1. 14-16 May 2010. All shortlisted books for the Colorado Book Awards, including my historical novel, A Land Beyond Ravens, will be featured in a Book Fair at the LoDo (downtown) Denver Barnes & Noble store, 16th & Curtis Streets, Denver, CO. I will be there on Friday, 14 May between 3pm and 5pm to sign books and answer questions.

2. 16 June 2010. The sponsors of the Colorado Book Awards are also featuring a series of readings for the finalists. I will be reading from A Land Beyond Ravens on Wednesday, 16 June between 5pm and 7pm. The readings take place at Baur's Ristorante, 1512 Curtis St, Denver, CO.

Bring friends, family, colleagues and celebrate with the finalists!