There’s a spruced-up new look for the Hereward series from my pseudonym. It’s been selling well during lockdown, prompting my publisher to give a polish to the cover design. I kind of like the little Penguin logo on this version.
Here’s a chance to sample the Times best-selling Hereward series about the real-life hero who may well have been the model for the Robin Hood myth.
From my pseudonym, James Wilde, the series runs to six books and you can pick up the first for just £1.99 here.
And yet more art from you, this time from Hereward, which begins its German publication next year, courtesy of Bastel Lubbe.
Happy New Year.
Lots of new stuff on the go. I know I promised all the ebooks would be available by now, but there’s a reason – several, in fact – why ebook approval got shoved down the to-do list.
I’ll get to some of those announcements in forthcoming posts. Today I just wanted to flag up my secret identity. I know this has been an open secret to some readers, but I’ve been working on a historical fiction series under the pseudonym James Wilde.
Reason for the name change? People in the publishing industry like simplicity – it makes their job easier. Mark Chadbourn books go in this part of the bookshop. Historical fiction goes over here. I once wrote a non-fiction book called Testimony. In every bookshop I went into, I’d find it in a different section. Readers had to go on an epic quest just to track it down.
I learned my lesson.
So if you want to read about England’s greatest hero, Hereward (who was the template for Robin Hood), seek out James Wilde. The stories are bloody – as befits a time where wars were fought with axes and spears – but I know you’ve all got strong stomachs. They’ve sold extraordinarily well – a Times best-seller – and as a history buff, as you all well know, I’m having a blast writing them.
Stirring covers from my publisher too:
More soon on interesting developments in TV and film, and on the new ebook release schedule.