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Nici’s Christmas Tale

1157; Aquitaine

Available NOW for pre-order at $0.99 / £0.99! Publication date 30th November. Among the suggestions you gave me for an extra Troubadours story was the idea that Nici, the Troubadours dog, should tell the story of his life – so here it is as a stand-alone, to put you in the mood for a medieval…
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Readers’ Favorite 5 star award

Life After Men

Available for pre-order, publication date 26th October and Life After Men co-written with best-selling author Karen Charlton, already has a wonderful 5* review from Jack Magnus of the Readers’ Favorite site! ‘Life After Men: The Silver Sex Kittens, Book 1 questions the cultural expectations regarding widowed women in their fifties and introduces a quintet of…
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2018 Kindle Award Finalist

From Bedtime On

What an accolade for From Bedtime On to be in the last five for the prestigious Kindle Book Award for Poetry. I already feel like a winner but wish me luck for the announcement on November 1st! You can check out all the finalists here, including my five competitors. What a year for awards! Four…
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The Forge in the Forest

I’ve just finished uploading my new gallery of photos ‘The Forge in The Forest’. It took a month’s work with local blacksmith Mael Miranda to photograph the story of a Damascene steel knife being made, from raw metal and a tree trunk to a fine blade with polished yew handle. The forge is up a…
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My interview about ‘Someone To Look Up To’ on the Authors Show

NOW on my Youtube Channel

Linda Thompson from the Authors Show asks me all about the book, my dogs and my life! Watch the video here

Party Time!

The launch for ‘Song Hereafter’ is going so well and we’re partying on fb like it’s 1153. It’s not too late to join in and read all kinds of Troubadour fun facts. The party is here and I thought I’d wear furs – live ones with little black noses.

Recommended Book of the Month!

The launch for ‘Song Hereafter (TODAY!) just gets better and better. Top historical novelist and blogger Deborah Swift has made The Troubadours Quartet her book recommendation for the month. Jean Gill’s Song Hereafter, the final book in the series about troubadours Dragonetz and Estela is tour de force. Every character, and that includes the horses,…
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The Naming of Characters in The Troubadours Quartet

Author and blogger Elizabeth Noreen Newton asked me how I created the characters’ names in The Troubadours Quartet. I had no idea that the answer would be so long! There’s a list of characters at the beginning of ‘Song Hereafter’ and it gave me a shock to realise that I’d included a hundred real 12th…
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B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree!

'Left Out' gains another award!

Another award for ‘Left Out’ so I’m feeling very upbeat as well as excited in the run-up to the launch of ‘Song Hereafter!’ You can see the detail here

Readers’ Favorite Award for ‘Left Out’!

I was so excited to learn that ‘Left Out’ has won a Bronze Award in Children’s Books: Social Issues category from the Readers’ Favorites site. Part of my prize is an invitation to the Book Festival in Miami in November but it’s just too far for me and bad timing. One day I will not…
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