I’ve written a book … now what?

Since I guest posted on David Gaughran’s blog here and here, I’ve been getting mail from other indie authors, asking for some advice regarding getting their own ball rolling, so to speak. A year and a bit ago, I got some excellent advice from indie author, N. Gemini Sasson, which I took, and perhaps I can […]

Guinevere (in Welsh Gwenhwyfar)

Guinevere was King Arthur’s wife.  Everyone knows that.  But the role she plays has been embellished and augmented to the point that it’s actually not clear if she ever existed at all (assuming King Arthur existed at all, the exploration of which could fill a library). “In the ancient Welsh Mabinogion (called Culhwch and Olwen), […]

Slavery and Wales

The title says Slavery ‘and’ Wales because the degree to which slavery existed in Wales is difficult to determine.  Without a doubt, many Welsh were forced into slavery–evidence points to Welsh captives on the continent of Europe as well as in Anglo-Saxon England.  St Patrick himself was Briton/Welsh (born 387 AD) and was captured by […]

Population in Wales

The population estimate for Wales in the early Middle Ages, at the Norman Conquest in 1066, is 150,000. This is squarely in the ‘medieval warming period’ which began around 950 AD, in which Wales experienced a warmer climate than between the 13th and 19th centuries. This site indicates that the population doubled by 1350 to […]

Could Time Travel Happen?

We are all time travelers of course–we travel through time every millisecond of our lives.  It’s just we only move in one direction, into the future. Conceptually, time travel into the future and into the past are two distinct concepts.  Traveling into the future could happen merely by slowing down your own time, rather than popping in […]

Ebook Sale! 26 Authors: 30 Books

David Gaughran is advertising an ebook sale of 30 books at 99 cents, including my own, The Last Pendragon!  Find links to all the books here:  http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/st-patricks-day-blowout-30-great-books-by-26-authors-reduced-to-99c –Sarah Woodbury weaves a tale of Myth and Magic in The Last Pendragon … I could not put this book down –Darkiss Reads (darkissreads.com) He is a king, a warrior, the […]

Kingdom of Heaven (movie review)

Since any movie with swords garners my immediate attention, Kingdom of Heaven was on the top of my list to see when it came out a few years ago.  Starring Orlando Bloom, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, and Liam Neeson, and directed by Ridley Scott, what could go wrong? Confession:  I love this movie.  That doesn’t […]

Winds of Time now available!

Winds of Time (A Novella) Winds of Time is a 20,000 word (100 page) novella from the After Cilmeri series.  I started this story nearly five years ago, as part of Footsteps in Time.  When it came down to it, however, the story didn’t fit with what was happening with David and Anna, and I very […]