Book Reviews and News

Recent Article

My article, ‘untoldstories‘, just published in Historical Novels Review, discusses what did not make the cut and why with novelists Livi Michael, S.G. MacLean, Andrea Japp and Kate Griffin.

Book News

conquest-book-coverMy new novel, Conquest: Daughter of the Last King, has just been published.

Latest review: ‘Well written and researched, you will find as I did that I could not put this book down from the moment I started it. I practically inhaled the content and finished the book within 2 days.’ Poppy Coburn

Events for the book coming up:

23 September 10-4 Narberth Book Fair

13 November 11am Pembroke Dock Library.

I was recently on ‘Blog Tour’ for the book. See

English Historical Fiction Authors, 2 November 2016

Trip Fiction, 16 October 2016

The Cosy Reader, 10 October 2016

Wee Reader, 8 October 2016

Portobello Books Blog, 3 October 2016

The Writing Desk, 1 October 2016

Jorie Loves a Story, 30 September 2016

The Mad Woman in the Attic, 28 September 2016.

Other events of interest:


21-27 May 2017   I recently taught on the Writing Worlds writing course in France at A Chapter Away, alongside Natalie Meg Evans, Rachel Hore, Richard Willis and Alex Hammond.

Book Reviews and Interviews

I write fiction and history book reviews and articles for Historical Novels Review and I write a regular column interviewing writers for The Displaced Nation.

I also write art book reviews for Times Higher Education and New Welsh Review which are listed under Writing in the Vicinity of Art.

Latest reviews and interviews:


Interview with novelist Charles Lambert on The Displaced Nation, October 2016.


Interview with historical fiction writer Hazel Gaynor on The Displaced Nation, September 2016.

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Interview with memoir writer Marjory McGinn on The Displaced Nation, August 2016.


Book Review, Historical Novels Review, August 2016.


Book Review, Historical Novels Review, August 2016.


Interview with Finnish future fiction writer Emmi Itaranta on The Displaced Nation, July 2016.


Interview with historical fiction writer A.J. McKenzie on The Displaced Nation, June 2016.


Interview with novelist Deborah Lawrenson on The Displaced Nation, May 2016.


Interview with historical fiction writer Clare Kane on The Displaced Nation, April 2016.

List of book reviews, interviews and articles.