Historical fiction writer? Read this.

Not claiming any credit whatsoever here: article was written by Todd James Pierce and placed in my lap by Michelle King, friend and author of There's no such thing as people. Eight rules for writing historical short stories Read and enjoy! Cheers Kerry

So how long is a book?

When I was trying to decide if I could, in fact, write 50,000 words in stories for the medieval period, I went Google searching to see just what that looked like. In the process, I came across a great article outlining some reasons why you might be best to keep your novel to 80,000 words... Continue Reading →

More on the Irish Confederate War

When I first decided to write my backstory to The Parting Glass, I had no idea that it would lead me down the path of 17th Century Irish conflict. Normally, war bores me - but this rebellion I find fascinating. Having had my DNA tested, I have 73% Irish ancestry. I knew I had Irish Catholic... Continue Reading →

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