Friday 27 August 2021

Birthday celebration weekend!

 Is it really almost the end of August already?

August has been another really busy month for me in getting my garden in much better shape than it was before. I've toiled (like Beathan below) and freed lots of persistent weeds and rough grass that grows regardless that it's not really wanted in those particular borders. And in my writing, I've made more progress with the prequel to the Celtic Fervour Series. 

But since it's now the 27th August 2021, it's the beginning of a big celebration weekend! Beathan the Brigante has now passed the 'one year since published' mark and you'll find that it's #FREE across the Amazon network 27th, 28th and 29th Aug 2021! Click HERE to get that copy. 

August has also been quite a popular publishing month for me during my writing career, so I've added an extra bonus and also made The Beltane Choice FREE this weekend. 

Enjoy the reads. 

p.s If you've read the stories already, why not pass the information to a friend who might like to read exciting historical fiction set in Roman Britain?


Wednesday 4 August 2021

July Blooms on my Facebook page!

My garden progresses! 

It's now August the 4th after a very busy gardening month during July.  Although I didn't post here on the blog at all during July, I had a special feature every day on my Facebook page. I posted a different photo of blooms from my garden every day, starting July 1st right through to 31st. The blooms were randomly chosen for their colour, their performance, whether they had been newly planted or were reliable very old favourites. 

July 1st.
July 1st blooms were a mixture, newly planted in a flat tub resting on a slice of my recently-hewn-down silver birch tree. The tree was far too big to keep in my urban garden but a few slices of it, used as bases for pots, are good reminder of my lovely tree. 

Here is a small selection of my favourite July photos. 

July 15th- a new little Dianthus. 

July 22nd- a Marguerite/Daisy variety 

July 30th - a woodland scene with what I called a Buddleia but is probably a Rose Spirea, a plant inherited when I moved in to the house and garden many years ago. 

July 31st.- This year's hanging baskets which I stuffed full of mixed Lobelia, Geraniums and Fuchsias. 

The sun is shining- again - and I could very easily get used to this really great weather - but I have lots of writing to do today.

Enjoy your reading...

Historical Times launches!

Good morning Wednesday! 

Though I did very little new writing during July, I was involved in creating an article for a brand new online magazine called Historical Times. The first edition was featuring Romans so when I had to opportunity to become a guest author participant, I jumped at the chance. 

I decided my feature would be about the Ancient Roman encampments in north-east Scotland, focusing on the fact that many of these temporary camps were known and mapped around 200 years ago by enthusiasts who worked in the teams organised by William Roy during the late 1700s and early 1800s. 

The new Historical Times magazine with interactive features is beautifully produced and is contributed to by some of the most popular authors in the Roman history genre. It's currently FREE to become a subscriber and I heartily recommend that you join. You'll find that the access information to each edition will pop into your email inbox and you can read the entire magazine - including my article. 

The Facebook link is HERE to join and keep up-to-date with information 

The Website link is HERE where you'll find the 'SIGN-UP' form:

Enjoy the read...