Historical Novel Society: Review of the Descent of the Lyre

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I was delighted to see that [amazon_link id=”9380905076″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Descent of the Lyre[/amazon_link] has just received an excellent review from the Historical Novel Society. Here’s a brief extract: Do not mistake this for a mere retelling. This is masterful storytelling, such that one cannot help but sense the ancient thrum, the pulse quickening, and deep down the feeling …

Research, One Couch at a Time

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After several years of research, writing and rewriting, my second novel, [amazon_link id=”9380905076″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Descent of the Lyre,[/amazon_link] is now finally published by the excellent Roman Books (in the UK at least—if you are in the USA, you will have to wait until December 11th), and it’s good to see that the novel seems to be already getting …

The Descent of the Lyre Now Published (an interview)

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Well, I’m pleased to say that my second novel, [amazon_link id=”9380905076″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Descent of the Lyre[/amazon_link], is now published, and so I thought in honour of the occasion I would post the following interview that first saw the light of day over on Necessary Fiction. The interview that follows was conducted by my one and only pseudonym …

Genre, old-school storytelling, and voice

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[amazon_link id=”9380905076″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”alignright” ][/amazon_link]My second novel, [amazon_link id=”9380905076″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Descent of the Lyre[/amazon_link], is due out in the next couple of weeks, and although I have not yet received my final author copies, I am experiencing that familiar mixture of trepidation and excitement that comes in the period before a book flies the nest and makes its …