Scotland, 1356 – The Douglas Bastard

Welcome JR Tomlin to the blog with a guest post on 14th century Scotland – the background to The Douglas Bastard and her Archibald the Grim Series. Published 2022 / 185 pages @tomlinjeanne @cathiedunn #HistoricalFiction #MedievalScotland #BlogTour #TheCoffeePotBookClub Archibald the Grim Series on Amazon: Amazon UK: / Amazon US: Author Bio: J RContinue reading “Scotland, 1356 – The Douglas Bastard”

The Last Great Saxon Earls

Welcome to Mercedes Rochelle, author of The Last Great Saxon Earls series, with a guest post on Malcolm III and Tostig Godwineson. Mercedes Rochelle is an ardent lover of medieval history, and has channeled this interest into fiction writing. She believes that good Historical Fiction, or Faction as it’s coming to be known, is anContinue reading “The Last Great Saxon Earls”

Writing the DCI Jack Callum Mysteries

By Len Maynard 1) Three Monkeys ‘The Last Train to San Fernando barrelled down the stairs carried on Johnny Duncan’s nasal whine. Jack Callum sighed, laid down his newspaper and went out into the hall.’ Those were the first lines of a Jack Callum novel ever to find their way onto my computer in theContinue reading “Writing the DCI Jack Callum Mysteries”


Welcome to Alison Morton for a spotlight on her new novel, JULIA PRIMA, plus an enlightening guest post on “The Terror of Writing” JULIA PRIMA (Roma Nova series) Publication Date: August 23rd, 2022 / 335 pages “You should have trusted me. You should have given me a choice.” AD 370, Roman frontier province of Noricum.Continue reading “JULIA PRIMA”

Exploring the history behind “Raleigh, Tudor Adventurer”

A guest post by bestselling author, Tony Riches Tudor adventurer, courtier, explorer and poet, Sir Walter Raleigh has been called the last true Elizabethan. Even today, the words ‘El Dorado’ seem full of mystery and promise. It’s easy to see how an ambitious explorer like Raleigh would be fascinated by the stories of a cityContinue reading “Exploring the history behind “Raleigh, Tudor Adventurer””

Angels and Bandits

Today, we’re hosting a guest post by Brodie Curtis on research undertaken for his new book, Angels and Bandits Publication Date: 15th May 2022 / 357 Pages The Battle of Britain rages and two young RAF pilots from very different stations in life must somehow find common ground—and stay alive. On the eve of WorldContinue reading “Angels and Bandits”

Naples and “The Alcoholic Mercenary”

Phil Hughes, author of The Alcoholic Mercenary, is our guest blogger today, with a fascinating insight into Naples as background for his writing. The Alcoholic Mercenary By Phil Hughes 30th April 2022 / 350 Pages Why was I drawn to write about Naples? By Phil Hughes I spent my career working as a writer andContinue reading “Naples and “The Alcoholic Mercenary””