I write Historical and Fantasy fiction, both short and long, and once in a while I take the time to write straight history. I’m interested in storytelling, and I’m interested in giving the reader a valid experience of the real or imagined past that is believable and authentic. I’m a passionate reenactor, and I enjoy living and cooking and walking and riding with the kit of the past, and I freely confess that these experiences inform everything that I write. I also believe in authenticity of character; to me, that means creating whole people, no matter how broken of twisted, who have goals and aspirations. I like a little humor, both light and dark, and I can, myself, be as easily horrified by social issues as by monsters. In fact, I find Jane Austen’s books more terrifying that Stephan King’s…
I have been a full time writer since 2001, and before that I wrote while still serving in the US Navy. My first series was the ‘Alan Craik’ series of spy novels, written with my father from 1996 to 2002. In 2004 I wrote my first solo book, ‘Washington and Caesar’, a novel about the American Revolution. In 2007 I began my first historical series, the “Tyrant” books (set in the time of Alexander the Great) and then I started the “Long War” series about the time of Marathon and the Persian Wars (five books to date and the sixth just underway in autumn 2015). In 2013 I published my first fantasy novel, ‘The Red Knight’ and will eventually be a five book series. I have a second Fantasy series in the works; Fantasy was always my first love.
I write three books a year. Have a look.