Category: The Chronicles of Iona

A quick thank you!

I just wanted to jump on and extend my thanks to those of you who are following The Chronicles. ‘Cradle of Saints’ is selling fast and I hope that those of you who have picked it up already are enjoying it. I’m dying to hear what you think, so do please drop reviews on Amazon…

Book 4: ‘Cradle of Saints’ has launched!

Well, dear readers, I am very pleased to announce that ‘Cradle of Saints’, the fourth book in ‘The Chronicles of Iona’, is here at last!   The story begins in 574 as Columba and Aedan mac Gabran hunt down their enemies through the wilds of Ireland’s ancient north and west, Columba to find Aedan’s lost…

‘Cradle of Saints’ – pre-order now!

Well, as much as I’ve wanted to release the completed novel today, on the 1500th anniversary of St. Columba’s birth and the end of the amazing year-long Colmcille1500, ‘Cradle of Saints’ is just not ready yet! With its uncanny parallels to the Covid era, the story became bigger than I had originally plotted, and there…

Cradle of Saints – progress update!

I’ve been a little quiet on my blog of late. You’ll be pleased to hear that’s because I’ve been busy with Book 4. ‘Cradle of Saints’ is tantalisingly close to completion! These final few weeks are the hardest in many ways. I’m impatient to finish and share it with you all, but I’m also toying…

Shooting video content for Colmcille 1500

So I let you guys in on the launch date and title of my new novel last week; it’ll come as no surprise to you that I’ve been spending hours, days, weeks hunkered down in my study crafting and refining the story. But I recently had the opportunity to welcome a film maker into my…

Armchair travelling 1: To Iona

So, one good thing to come from this wretched pandemic is the fact that it has forced me back to my archives. In place of any actual research trips, I’ve been organising my files. I know! How utterly boring! And yet … it has taken me back to all the places I have so loved,…

Visit Iona virtually

A wonderful thing popped up in my Twitter feed this week which deserves a huge shout-out. Longing to visit the isle of Iona again? I certainly am. Well, thanks to Historic Environment Scotland you can do so virtually. They’ve assembled a fantastic array of immersive resources for the armchair traveller we’ve all (temporarily) become, here:…