My new novel Conquest: Daughter of the Last King is published by Impress Books next week and is the first in a trilogy about Nest ferch Rhys – the daughter of the last independent Welsh king at the end of the 11th century. Nest is a controversial historical figure. She makes significant appe [read more]
It’s a warm July afternoon on the southeast coast, the sun bright off the sea. I’m walking across a field in a train of people on a guided tour, bouncing on thick grasses combed flat by the wind. We’re heading towards a marker post in the distance, a post painted mustard yellow, easi [read more]
I have started the poem but the poem does not know it yet. I am more than flirting with it, more than interested that it will flirt back, send me some signal across the darkness that something might be taking ...
“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare asked in Romeo and Juliet and this is something writers must ask themselves before they push a button to publish their first story online or – should they be so lucky – sign off on the proofs for their publisher. The name on the front cover will become th [read more]
Next up on our shortlist is Christopher Branson, author of The Guiltless What was the initial inspiration for your novel? The philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche – the guy who coined the phrase, ‘God is dead.’ I was writing a PhD about him and I couldn’t help feeling that an academic thesis w [read more]