I have had my nose buried in a history bookfact or fictionfor as long as I can remember, but even more important to me are the places and the objects that conjure up the past. My first attempt at historical fiction at the age of eight was three pages of improbable medieval drama set in the local castle.
With a degree in geography and archaeology I love to try and 'read' the landscape and the buildings in it for clues about the past. Virtually any place can trigger ideas for plots, but I am particularly inspired by Venice, Burgundy, Mediterranean islands and the Hertfordshire...Read full bio
After several decades of writing, I’ve learned to accept the ups and downs of the business. Mostly. Unfortunately, with every book published, a new set of problems seem to arise. Each time I’m certain my current release is going to go smoothly, but it never has. When a publisher decides you have enough people who… Read More