‘Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do.’ As an atheist, I view forgiveness on a personal scale, and I admire those who through faith can forgive what seem to me to be unforgiveable acts. Certainly, if you can rid yourself of the eroding and destructive feelings of anger or injustice that eat … More Forgiveness – what, who, when, or if?
As an author, mainly of historical fiction, I find that I come to love the characters who populate my tales. The journeys they take become my journeys, their trials and tribulations mine. It’s all to easy to immerse myself in the period, to find myself thinking in their dialect, using their phrases and mannerisms, living their … More Leaving those you’ve come to love.
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Royalties from downloads and page reads of Touching the Wire during Holocaust week will be donated to US Holocaust Memorial Museum At the end of 2014, I published my first historical novel, Touching the Wire, a tale of courage, hope, and love set partly in Auschwitz, a place where courage was essential, hope was a … More Giving the Women of Auschwitz a Voice – ‘The Power of Words’.
Customer Review 5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent saga ByTomon 24 December 2017 Format: Kindle Edition | Verified Purchase I arrived at the end of this trilogy in the knowledge that the story and many of its characters would live on in my memory for a long time to come. For me this is … More Review of On Common Ground – Book 3 of ‘For Their Country’s Good’.
It’s a truly dismal day in West Wales and thankfully only two days off the midwinter solstice. Not to be put off, I checked the tide table, donned my hat, gloves, and waterproofs, and headed for Newgale beach. Thin rain turned to thick fog – a sea fret rolled in and obscured the horizon and … More The Gods are Angry and Here be Dragons.
It’s also easy to forget that women’s liberation is a relatively recent concept. It wasn’t so long ago that women in the UK couldn’t vote and that rape in marriage was legal until as late as 1991. To the modern woman this must seem incredible, but for her grandmothers and great-grandmothers, and even her mother, … More ‘It is easy for a woman to forget that no-one owns her.’
I love historical fiction because of the journeys I take to different times and places. As an author, this journey is truly one of dicovery. Today, for example, I have researched steam trains, Kettering Railway Station toilets, shellshock symptoms, Co-op milk and bread deliveries, gas street-lighting, soldiers freezing to death in Gallipoli, and the Battle … More Station Toilets, Shellshock, and Freezing to Death