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Army Rumour Service Reviews - Defiant Unto Death

Pleased that the new book is gathering reviews: here’s another excerpt.: Treachery and betrayal are rife and a traitor gives the King the opportunity to destroy Blackstone…


Help the Kids!

My next medieval novel is published in Feb 2016. It is set in Italy, France and England in 1359/60. BE A NAMED CHARACTER IN MY NEXT NOVEL As part of CLIC Sargent’s yearly…


Defiant Unto Death: new reviews

Pleased to see that women readers are being attracted to my Master of War series: these first reviews for defiant Unto Death, the second book, are written - and happy to say,…


Writing Magazine interview

Did an interview some time ago which has now appeared in Writing Magazine's December issue. It's a good mag with lots of info for authors and aspiring writers. (The golf…


Monkey and Me Nomination

Some good news in today. Monkey & Me has not only be nominated for Fantastic Book Awards but has also been nominated for the 2015 CILIP (Carnegie Medal) - awarded annually to…


Monkey and Me Nomination

Some good news in today. Monkey & Me has not only be nominated for Fantastic Reads Award but has also been nominated for the 2015 CILIP (Carnegie Medal) for outsatanding…


Crécy - to seize a crown

The battle of Crécy on 26 August 1346 was the first major land battle of the Hundred Years War when the upstart English King Edward III took a few thousand men to seize the…


Monkey and Me prize nomination

MONKEY AND ME has been long listed for the Fantastic Book Awards! The awards are judged by thousands of children aged 9-11 from primary schools across Lancashire, and are designed…


Writer at work

Finished my latest book - 500 pages - did a rewrite, did an an edit - and then did another edit. I think it's time to send this off now! And then to tidy my temporary office.


St George’s Day

St George's Day today: no dragons slain other than an editor or two. I spared a few others who weren't fire-breathing, though on the QT their dental hygiene has some way…


‘Girls’heart-books’

I was guest blogger for young readers - so here's my take on my own particular creative process. http://girlsheartbooks.com/2014/03/17/guest-blogger-david-gilman


Monkey and Me - Reading Zone

Some good reviews arriving for Monkey and Me, and this is from a top librarian writing for The Reading Zone http://bit.ly/1cT8RaU. For any author it's always a boost to…