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Merry Christmas

Wow, this year flown by! I am not sure what or how that happened, but here we are at the end of another year. If you still need to buy a gift or even for yourself, a book is always a nice present to buy for family and friends, especially if you’re not sure what…

An interview with Jacqui Murray and me!

Today, I have the great pleasure to introduce you to Jacqui Murray, author of the popular book Building a midshipman and her Rowe-Delamagente thriller series. She has recently published a spin-off series about Lucy, a homo sapien, and her plight to survive the harsh conditions of a pre-historic world. I have read Jacqui’s books and…

Survey results and winners

Results from Tradition vs Indie survey. Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. It was a fun to see the results and the answers. I daresay a few of you will be surprised by a few of the answers. I was heartened by the responses and I hope some of you may go…

A survey and a chance to win an eBook

Today, I’d like your input into what books you read. I have created a survey to learn more about reading interests, in particular whether you read independent authors or traditional authors or both. It will take no more than two minutes to complete. genresIndependent Authorsreadersreadingself publishersself publishingsurveytraditional publishing

Writing Update

It has been a while since I’ve written one of these, and it’s been two years since the publication of Search for the Golden Serpent. This is the reason why I started a blog, to showcase my writing, share my passion for ancient history and to support fellow indie writers. So today, I am going…

What did the Phoenicians eat?

Origins The Phoenicians lived in northern ancient Canaan, where Lebanon is today. They were considered to be Canaanites, yet recent DNA evidence of Modern Lebanese, a study conducted by the National Geographic,  suggest they came from an ancient Mediterranean sub-stratum. What does this mean? The results showed their bloodline are of mixed origin and were…

Goodbye 2016

I thought it was time to reflect on the year that was 2016. I haven’t written an article as such before, so here we go. 2016 was a roller-coaster and so to close the year out, here are some pivotal events that happened. The year started very promising, I had started a new job and was…

Results from Readers’ Survey – Part 2

Here we are, the remainder of the results from the survey. Question 7: Do you prefer to read: I gave people the option to choose more than one answer as I know I read both print and eBooks. There was only a 3% difference between paperback (53%) and eBooks (50%) and hardback wasn’t far behind…