Ghost stories will never die!

Ghost stories have evolved Ghost stories have been around for a long time. Perhaps our ancestors told each other such things long before anyone wrote them down. They are usually set in castles or other old buildings, but other venues may be used. Perhaps our ancestors...

Killers of the Flower Moon – a book review

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is a book and a film Killers of the Flower Moon has been making headlines as film critics have been talking about it a lot recently. This prompted me to read the book. I am glad I did. Here are my thoughts. The Story Killers of...

Forts in Wales are not always castles – so what?

Forts were around in the Iron Age Forts appear often in my novel Spirit of Iron and its sequels. Why? Because they were an important part of Iron Age life. You can’t see many today unless you apply your imagination to a series of grasssed-over ridges where there...

Camelot may have been real but where was it?

Camelot is famous in legend Camelot occurs in many versions of the legend of King Arthur. (Or just Arthur, according to Bernard Cornwell).  It was the capital from which Arthur and his warriors (or knights) rode out to fight against all kinds of evil and the invading...

An apology to readers for an unfortunate typo

An apology for what? An apology is due to at least one reader who was annoyed by a typo in my book The Cowgirl Murders.  The reader said there were several but was particularly irritated by the misspelling of Lacota. It is the name of a group of Native Americans. I...

Transylvania is full of mysteries

Transylvania is the setting for my next novel Transylvania is always mysterious, especially in fiction. I am writing a novel set there in the late eighteenth century. There will be many mysteries and you will find answers to some by the end of the book. I may leave a...