January 2018

Cometh the Hour has been awarded a Chill with a Book Readers’ Award!

November 2017

Cometh the Hour has been awarded an IndieB.R.A.G. gold medallion!

October 2017

I’m delighted to have received this email today: “We are pleased to announce that your book, To Be A Queen, is a winner in the 2017 IAN Book of the Year Awards! When judging completed, To Be A Queen, was selected as a finalist in one category: “Historical Fiction.”

October 2017

I’m honoured to be the winner of the HWA (Historical Writers’ Association) Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Competition with my entry A Poppy Against the Sky

September 2017

I’m delighted to announce that my third novel, Cometh the Hour, is now available in paperback and Kindle formats, and has been awarded a Discovering Diamonds award as well as being selected as their book of the month for September 2017!



30th May 2017

I am thrilled to announce that today I signed a contract with Amberley Publishing to write a history of Mercia, which will be released late 2018.

22nd February 2017

I am delighted to be able to announce that I have been elected as a member of the Royal Historical Society.





3rd February 2017

Alvar the Kingmaker has been chosen as book of the Month for January 2017!

12th January 2017

Alvar the Kingmaker is the first recipient in 2017 of a Chill with a book Readers’ Award!










1st January 2017

Alvar the Kingmaker has received a Discovering Diamonds award

and designer Cathy Helms of Avalon Graphics has won cover of the year award award  for 1066 Turned Upside Down. A great way to start the year!








6th December 2016

Thrilled to learn that To Be A Queen has been given a Chill with a Book award!

5th December 2016

I’m delighted to be able to announce that in 2017 Pen & Sword Books will publish an anthology “In Bed with the British” which will feature contributions from me, Jessica Cale, Samantha Wilcoxson, Judith Arnopp, Gayle Hulme, Regina Jeffers and Hunter Jones.


24th November 2016

Very excited by the news of a book offer! I will be working alongside some tremendous authors – Hunter S. Jones, Gayle Hulme, Jessica Cale, Regina Jeffers, Samantha Wilcoxson and Judith Arnopp. More details very soon…

15th September 2016

I’m very pleased to announce that Alvar the Kingmaker has been awarded a coveted IndieBRAG Gold Medallion!











1st August 2016

1066 Turned Upside Down has been released – and has been picked as Editors’ Choice by the HNS (Historical Novel Society)

I’ve been approached to speak about my favourite Anglo-Saxons at a dedication weekend at an abbey in October. More news if and when this is confirmed.

Alvar the Kingmaker received an excellent review from the HNS

6th July 2016

1066 Turned Upside Down is now available to pre-order!


4th June 2016

Designed by Cathy Helms, here is the beautiful cover for 1066 Turned Upside Down. To be published in July …

1066 TUD

3rd June 2016

1066 – a date we all know. Harold is killed, William of Normandy becomes William I of England. But what if he didn’t? There were three battles in 1066, and many contenders for the throne. What if some of those battles never happened? What if there were a different victor? What if some of those other contenders had lived longer, been more successful, less fortunate …


9 authors tell 11 tales, each imagining a different outcome. 1066 Turned Upside Down will be available soon and I am thrilled to be involved with such and exciting project.

1st June 2016

On 3rd June there will be an exciting announcement concerning a collaborative ‘alternative ending’ project involving myself, and authors Helen Hollick, Joanna Courtney,  Anna Belfrage, Richard Dee, GK Holloway, Carol McGrath, Alison Morton, and Eliza Redgold. Prepare for the world to be turned upside down…

Girls, Whispering, Best Friends, Young

13th April 2016

To Be A Queen has been awarded the prestigious IndieBRAG Gold Medallion. This is a great honour – to read more about why this means so much to me, visit the Website  BRAG KDP