News

I’ll be updating this space with upcoming events and news. Check back frequently to find out what I’m up to.

Looking Forward to…

May 31 – June 23, 2017: Book blast via Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours (HFVBT)

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June 20, 2017: Words of the Season – I’ll be reading from Traitor’s Knot at an evening of poetry, prose and song. Sponsored by the Writers’ Community of Durham Region in Pickering, ON.

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July 27, 2017: Traitor’s Knot Book Launch at Whitby’s Station Gallery. Gonzo author, A.B Funkhauser will be MC, and I’ll be reading from my novel in a truly creative space.

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August 1 -18, 2017: Traitor’s Knot 10-stop Blog Tour with HFVBT. Check out the giveaway.

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Announcements and Events

June 15, 2017: Joined Anna Belfrage on her blog, talking about the daring escape of King Charles II.

June 13, 2017: Joined Helen Hollick for #TuesdayTalk. Helen writes about Pirates and Queens and many things.

June 1, 2017: Joined A.B Funkhauser in a funky interview. Find out what my characters would be doing now.

May 25, 2017: Joined Alison Stuart for Tea on her blog. Alison also writes historical romance set during the English Civil War.

May 24, 2017: Traitor’s Knot is an Endeavour’s Editor’s Top Pick.

May 16, 2017: Traitor’s Knot is an Amazon ‘Hot New Release‘. We’re in good company with Bernard Cornwell’s popular The Last Kingdom series.

May 14, 2017: Traitor’s Knot is published by Endeavour Press. Available through Amazon.

April 9, 2017: Awarded the WCDR’s Len Cullen Scholarship

April 4, 2017: Words of the Season – Performed a reading from the Severed Knot (a latest WIP – Book 2) at an evening of poetry, prose and song by the Writers’ Community of Durham Region in Whitby, ON.

Jan 2017: “Storytelling Makes Us Human” published in the Word Weaver, Winter 2017.


Sept 2 – 4, 2016: Attendee of the HNS Oxford Conference

September 1, 2016: “The Royalist Highwayman.” Presented to the Battle of Worcester Society at the Commandery for their Civil War Nights. For pictures and more information, see my post Battle of Worcester Society.

September 1, 2016: Appeared on the Andrew Easton show, BBC Radio Hertford and Worcester. To listen to the episode, click here.

July 2016: Traitor’s Knot placed 3rd in the Romance Through the Ages Contest in the Ancient/Medieval/Renaissance category.

March 26, 2016: Traitor’s Knot a Romance Through the Ages Finalist.

March 12, 2016: WCDR Blue Pencil facilitator for historical fiction.

February 19, 2016: “The Royalist Highwayman” published by WR Magazine Worcester.

January 2016: Featured author in the Word Weaver, Winter 2016


October 15, 2015: “Setting: Not Just a Pretty Place.” A workshop delivered jointly with Gwen Tuinman at the Station Gallery. Using setting to highlight character, theme, and mood in creative writing.

October 2015: “Dare to Write.” Created this creative writing course aimed at Grade 8 students for the WCDR.

September 2015: “Putting the Social in Media” published in the Word Weaver, Fall 2015

August 23, 2015: Featured author on Annie Whitehead’s blog, Casting a Light Upon the Shadow

July 2015: “Why You Need a Book Trailer”, a forward for Book Trailer 101, by Rich Helms.

June 26 – 28, 2015: Attendee of the HNS Denver Conference.

April 14, 2015: “Drawing Words from Art.” A workshop delivered jointly with Gwen Tuinman at the Station Gallery. Exploring visual art as writing prompts.