October 2018


I was honoured to speak at a meeting of the Garstang Historical Society. I delivered a talk about 'Anglo-Saxon Attitudes', looking at pre-Conquest outlooks on marriage, childhood, religion, death and war. I was given a warm welcome, got chatting afterwards and sold my books. A wonderful evening.


September 2018 

[Update: the book hit #1 shortly after I posted this!]

I'm delighted to announce that Mercia: The Rise and Fall of a Kingdom has been published by Amberley Books and on its second day in the big wide world is sitting at #2 in its category and has already received two wonderful reviews:

Tony Riches Blog

History: The Interesting Bits


It's available from Amazon

from Amberley and all good bookstores


August 2018


I had a wonderful time in Tamworth speaking about the Lady of the Mercians. I even met the Lady herself! If you would like to read the transcript of my talk, it's here: https://anniewhitehead2.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-thelfld-paradox-my-tamworth-litfest.html



June 2018


In the week of the 1100th anniversary of the death of the Lady of the Mercians, my novel, To Be A Queen, will be on special offer at 99p/99c from 12 June to 18th June 2018 http://mybook.to/To-Be-A-Queen


May 2018


I'm delighted to announce that I have been invited to speak at the Tamworth Literary Festival on July 14th 2018. Tickets are available from this site.


November 2017


I was thrilled to learn that my story, A Poppy Against the Sky, had won the HWA/Dorothy Dunnett Short Story award. You can read the story HERE