Alexander S. Findlay

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It’s not jumping the gun if I have ‘mostly’ finished the epilogue. In my opinion, the blurb is one of the most important parts of the marketing process and how one pitches one’s work. What do you think of my blurb below? Would it hook you? Bear in mind that these are still the early days and the content is likely to change. Nevertheless, unlike the free stock image of this post… Read More

In my attempts to make my work in progress more authentic, the bibliography has had a few extra titles added to it: Stoicism for Beginners by Kevin Garnett Literature and Religion in Ancient Rome by Dennis Feeney Infamy: The Crimes of Ancient Rome by Jerry Toner Roman Religion by John Scheid The Religious Experience of the Roman People W. Warde Fowler De Brevitate Vitae by Lucius Seneca (If Gaius probably read it,… Read More

“A reader should also be prepared not to judge my characters as one would judge people in a modern situation. I feel that the world of our ancestors was so vastly different from our own and I am attempting to portray this!”

I do not believe that there is a viable way for me – as one who does not work in the fields of archaeology or classical civilizations full-time – to constructive a narrative worthy of the historical fiction genre without a substantial amount of research. Here is my reading last up until now (no it is NOT in any academic format): The Roman Invasion of Britain: Archaeology versus History, Birgitta Hoffman Legions… Read More

Well, if my own novella is still in the works, I am proud to say that my mother’s work of historical fiction is still in publication and doing the rounds! It is a novella based on the life of Lady Elizabeth Howard, mother of Anne Boleyn and it is told from her point of view. Those who are familiar with Tudor history will recognise Anne Boleyn as a former Queen of England… Read More

This post is an introduction to my website as an author. I have recently pulled a historical fiction novelette of mine from a publisher and am in the finishing stages of a fantasy novella. The time has come to place my writing blogs and any updates related to my publications on a separate website. finphoto.net is still active and I am posting fairly frequently regarding my photographic exploits and endeavours, having now… Read More