Nun on the run

It’s week 3 of the blog tour for my latest medieval novel, The Anarchy. You can read an interview with me here. and read an extract here – a scene in which the heroine, Nest, asks King Henry for help protecting a nun who is on the run from Fontevraud Abbey. The schedule for more…

The Anarchy on Tour – Week 1

A ten-week blog tour for my latest novel begins today with a Guest Post on Tony Riches’s The Writing Desk. I’m posting on the inspiration behind my novel, which began with this view of the ruins of Llansteffan Castle on the headland overlooking Carmarthen Bay and its triple river estuary. I travelled past the castle…

The Anarchy on Tour

I am on tour with my latest medieval novel, The Anarchy, for the next ten weeks. New interviews, guest posts, reviews and excerpts are posted each week. You can find full details of the tour here. And the Pinterest board is here. Image opposite is from the Maastricht Book of Hours.

Historical Fiction Conference

I am attending the Historical Novel Society North America Conference this week, which includes presentations by a wide range of best-selling historical fiction writers including Margaret George; Elizabeth Chadwick; Nancy Bilyeau; Sarah Woodbury, who writes on medieval Wales; and Sarah Penner, whose novel centres on an 18th century female apothecary. The conference features sessions with…

Dartington Arts School Online Open Day – today

Dartington Arts School and Schumacher College are holding an online Open Day later today. Dartington has developed its portfolio of taught programmes – master’s and undergraduate – in the last couple of years and relaunched an Arts School on the Dartington estate in Devon, England. Our taught programmes are validated by University of Plymouth. We…

Full Attention Workshop

Online embodied learning workshop with Tracey Warr, Denys Blacker, and Tew Bunnag. 19.00-21.30 (Spanish time) Fri 21 May and 11.00-18.00 (Spanish time) Sat 22 May. 60 euros. Register info@gresolart.com Tew Bunnag on Taiji and being fully present; Denys Blacker on improvisation, intuition, and mutual presence; Tracey Warr on close encounters with our immediate surroundings to…

Ecological transition and art schools

I am a guest on the IHME Art, Science and Ecology podcast series talking with Hanna Johansson, Dean of the Academy of Fine Arts at Helsinki University about ecological transition and art schools, Dartington’s learning programme and community, and my own artwork focused around water and rivers. You can find the podcast on Helsinki Open…

Full Attention – Zoom Workshop

Full Attention. Zoom Workshop 21-22 May. Be fully present, mutually present, and hyper present with Tew Bunnag, Denys Blacker and Tracey Warr Download the details here.