• For Queen and Country

    Finding Fantasy In The Past – The People

    by  • February 13, 2011 • Book News, British Mythology, Fantasy, For Queen and Country, Researching the Book, Writing • 7 Comments

    There are ethical problems wrapped up in writing historical fiction. Should you use a real, once-living person as a character in your fiction? Their lives reduced to nothing more than plot points and themes? In essence, a human being’s existence shackled to the pursuit of the writer’s own ego? Would you want some future...

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    Finding Fantasy In the Past – The World

    by  • January 24, 2011 • Book News, British Mythology, Fantasy, For Queen and Country, Researching the Book, Writing • 0 Comments

    When I decided I was going to write an historical fantasy, the attractions of the Elizabethan era were many. It was, for one, a time very much like our own, when society was going through massive changes – a rapid increase in new technology changing the way people lived their lives, foreign wars over...

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    Year’s Best Fantasy

    by  • February 2, 2008 • Book News, For Queen and Country • 0 Comments

    My short story, Who Slays the Gyant, Wounds the Beast, starring Will Swyfte, Elizabethan England’s greatest spy, has been selected as one of the best short stories of the year for the prestigious Year’s Best Fantasy anthology. Edited by David G Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, the annual book – this one is number eight...

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