D for Donibane

D for Donibane

My 2020 Blogging from A to Z Challenge revisits my best posts from the 2014 to 2019 Challenges. D for Donibane 1914 (2017) My Kanata alternative history triggered by Leif Eriksson colonising Vinland, inspired me to rewrite some key episodes in history. I wanted the legacy forged by a Viking alliance with the indigenous people … Continue reading

C for Corylus Avellana

C for Corylus Avellana

My 2020 Blogging from A to Z Challenge revisits my best posts from the 2014 to 2019 Challenges. C for Corylus Avellana (2014) Ogham and the characters it inspired stemmed from learning about the Tree of Wisdom and Knowledge, Hazel – Corylus avellana one of the ‘chieftain’ trees of the Irish Celtic tradition.  From here … Continue reading

B for Brock

B for Brock

My 2020 Blogging from A to Z Challenge revisits my best posts from the 2014 to 2019 Challenges. B for Brock (2015 Challenge) The War of 1812 is central to my historical research for a diary that will appear in my Snowdon Shadows novel, ‘Seeking A Knife’. Major-General Sir Isaac Brock was instrumental in ensuring … Continue reading

Good Reads for Challenging Times

Good Reads for Challenging Times

After each of my fellow IWSG Anthology authors were In the Spotlight over the last few months, our spokesperson Louise Barbour has initiated a new series of weekly posts. First up, today’s post on the IWSG Anthology blog carries Louise’s wise words during the Covid-19 crisis, and her thoughts on her love of reading. Plus, … Continue reading

#IWSG – Covid-19 Reality

#IWSG – Covid-19 Reality

As the first Wednesday of April approaches, I’m attempting to write my IWSG monthly blog post. But I’m more than Insecure. First off though, I’m grateful the Ninja Captain himself, Alex J. Cavanaugh created the Insecure Writer’s Support Group as they do such amazing things for writers, from the annual Anthology to friendly advice for … Continue reading

A for Assault

A for Assault

My 2020 Blogging from A to Z Challenge revisits my best posts from the 2014 to 2019 Challenges. A for Assault (2019 Challenge) is Act One of Azure Spark, an investigation featuring my Welsh detective Sparkle Anwyl and her partner Kama Pillai, the main characters in my Snowdon Shadows series. The case evolved into a … Continue reading