mentioned in my other blog in Julythat
I had submitted a book pitch to a publisher. I was really excited.
far there has been no reply. Their web site says they will
acknowledge receipt immediately and then give a decision in 3-4
weeks. When I heard nothing after a month, I resubmitted. I’ve
still not had an acknowledgement. Excitement dissipated. I’m
telling myself maybe it’s holiday time. I’m trying to be patient.
the mean time, I’ve realised that the book pitch has worked on me!
I think the book is definitely a good idea, so I’m going to write
it anyway, and produce an ebook.
my previous post, I didn’t reveal the details, but now I want to
tell you about it. This post just appeared on my other blog, because it's about writing, but I'm repeating it on this blog, because the new book is another medieval history book. Any comments would be a great help. Let me know
what you think.
Magna Carta (Wikimedia)
15th2015 is the 800thanniversary of Magna Carta. Any place that can lay
claim to a connection to the occasion is organising events. There
will be UK wide events to celebrate this anniversary, preparations
are already being advertised in the press. There is also a market
outside the UK, as Magna Carta was the foundation of many nations’
constitutions and legal systems worldwide, such as the United States
Constitution, the Canadian Charter of Rights and throughout the
Reed: The Lords of Gower and King Johnis
about the rise and fall of William de Breos (or de Braose), who was a
close confidant of King John. When William’s wife revealed John’s
greatest secret, John’s revenge was brutal. His treatment of the
family was the final straw which led to Magna Carta.
written mainly as a local history book, it views the events
surrounding Magna Carta from a Welsh point of view. I plan to expand
it to cover the wider aspects to produce a book of interest to
of my stories from medieval Gower are written in an easy, accessible
style, with line drawing illustrations. They also have endnotes and a
bibliography for academic robustness. I plan for the new book to be
the same. The only differences are there will not be a print version,
unless a publisher wants to take it up, and I have not yet spoken to
off on holiday soon, so I’ll see if I get a reply by the time I get