I’m really excited to share the details of the Pagan Warrior blog tour with The Coffee Pot Book Club.
Pagan Warrior is the story of the battle of Hædfeld, fought in the seventh century between the Northumbrians, and you got it, the Mercians – or rather, Cadwallon of Gwynedd but with Penda of Mercia as his firm ally. You can find more details here.
I might have written this book many years ago, but it’s had a refresh, and is now available in audio, narrated by the fabulous, Matt Coles, as is the second book, Pagan King. Warrior King will be coming later this year in audio.
Now that all three books have been ‘refreshed’ you can read in ebook or paperback, and the books are available from all good ebook/paperback sellers. Check out my latest tiktok video to see Warrior King in paperback:)
You can follow the blog tour, and I’ll be sharing posts here as well. A quick shout out to thank all the blog hosts and Cathie at The Coffee Pot Book Club for organising.
For April 25th, check out a post about Penda of Mercia.
Read an excerpt featuring Eowa, Penda’s brother on
And, read an excerpt featuring Penda on
For April 18th, I answered Paul Walker’s questions on his blog
There’s an except over on Wendy J Dunn’s Official Blog featuring King Edwin
And a fabulous review on Ruins and Readings
For April 11th, read a guest post about how we know, what we know, about the seventh century.
And a fabulous author interview over on
For April 4th, read an excerpt on
Elizabeth St John’s Official Blog
And read about warfare in the Saxon period on
For March 28th, check out a fabulous review on
A guest post about Mercia in the later eighth century on the Historical Fiction Blog.
And, the post that perhaps gave me the most fear to begin will but which was fun when I remembered all the little details, five fun facts about writing the trilogy.
For March 21st check out a post about two of the royal residences of Bernicia at the time, Bamburgh and Ad Gefrin (Yeavering). (There are lots of photos, thank you to Helen Hollick for uploading them all).
And a review from
From March 14th, check out my author interview over on Archaeolibrarian.
I’m sharing an excerpt over on The Historical Fiction Company.
The Historical Fiction Company
I’ve written a piece about the historical background on Pam Lecky’s official blog.