Brougham Castle visit

I had a lovely day today at Brougham Castle in Cumbria with two of my grandsons. It was the home of the Clifford family and sports a fine keep. It… Read more

Brougham Castle Album

Brougham Castle is in Cumbria and was built in the 13th century. Here is an album with the photographs.

The Knight’s Tale

On the 26th of April, I will publish the latest book in the Struggle for a Crown series. It is set in the latter end of the One Hundred Years… Read more

April 2024 Competition

COMPETITION time! I am giving away a SIGNED copy of Omdurman – Book 3 in the Soldier of the Queen series. To be in with a chance of winning, follow… Read more

Research Trips

I have now booked two research trips and I am buzzing about both of them. In September I am taking the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Toronto. I have been… Read more

World Book Day

I had a wonderful day on World Book Day,  March 7th at Talbot House School. All the staff and most of the children were dressed up and I felt like… Read more

December Giveaway

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a copy of  ‘Soldier of the Queen’ on audiobook, head over to @swordbooksltd on X (formerly Twitter) or the… Read more

My recent visit to Unity Academy

I was invited to visit Unity Academy in Middlesbrough to speak with and inspire the pupils there. All the children I spoke to were lovely and a credit to their… Read more


I will publish Book #3 in the Soldier of the Queen series on the 8th of December. The story continues the story of Jack Roberts who has risen to the… Read more

Lord Edward’s Archer returns in The Hunt

My next book is another instalment in the Lord Edward series. It follows Wallace’s War, and the two books reflect the film’s content, Braveheart. The difference is that my books… Read more


My next Sir John Hawkwood book will be published on 7th September 2023. Sir John Hawkwood is not getting any younger but he is now the supreme condottiero, not only… Read more

The Orchid Hour by Nancy Bilyeau

What a delight of a book. It blooms into life from the first page. From the moment you open the book and start to read you are emersed in the… Read more