#OTD in 1645: The Battle of Naseby + an excerpt from Traitor’s Knot

The turning point for the English Civil War happened on this date on Broad Moor, Naseby. Up until then, the Parliamentarians were struggling against the King’s forces, and the Royalists fully expected that victory was imminent. They were probably planning on returning home to their families in time for the fall harvest. And then Naseby happened. The days leading up to the battle were filled with constant rain which lifted late the previous night or early morning, leaving a thick fog to cloak the steady march of both armies. The Parliamentarians, led by General Thomas Fairfax and his Lieutenant General,…

Book Blast

Traitor’s Knot is going on campaign – a book blast campaign arranged through Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours (HFVBT). The standard rises from May 31st to June 23rd when Traitor’s Knot will be featured on a round of 20 premier book blogs. I’d like to thank Amy Bruno at HFVBT for her enthusiasm in leading the charge. Follow the book blast through the dedicated page on the HFVBT website. Here is where we’ve been… Passages to the Past A Bookaholic Swede The Writing Desk Pursuing Stacie Oh, For the Hook of a Book So Many Books, So Little Time I Heart Reading…

Traitor’s Knot: Happy Publication Day!

World, I am very proud to present my debut novel, Traitor’s Knot! After years of crafting this story, nurturing and polishing it through various edits, I finally release it to the universe. There’s nothing like this exhilaration! In the words of a 17th century poet, no man is an island. This is especially true for a writer. It is only through the support and encouragement of family and friends that this journey has been possible. I would like to thank everyone who cared enough to offer their honest feedback over the years–everyone who believed in me and the story that I wanted…

Publishing announcement Traitor’s Knot

It is with a great deal of excitement that I announce that my novel, Traitor’s Knot, will be published by Endeavour Press in early 2017. Endeavour is the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. Traitor’s Knot is the first of a series that starts during the third English Civil war and leads to the restoration of King Charles II. I had the pleasure of meeting Amy Durant, Endeavour’s Publishing Director, at the Historical Novelist Society Conference in Oxford during a pitch session, and later hearing her thoughts on marketing and promotion during a panel discussion. Endeavour has come up with innovative ways to attract historical fiction readers,…

Traitor’s Knot: Part 2

Here we are finally with the release of the last instalment of the book trailer for Traitor’s Knot, Part 2. This is all about Elizabeth Seton, a gifted healer who has uprooted herself from Weymouth to live with her aunt in Warwick. In the course of trying to rebuild her life and salvage what she could after the war, she is drawn into intrigue and forbidden love. I hope you enjoy the video. If you’ve missed Traitor’s Knot Part I, click here or check out Videos.