Brunanburh Collector’s Edition

Checking on listings for the forthcoming The Battle of Crécy: A Casebook — just three weeks to release! — I stumbled upon the Amazon UK used book listing for one of my previous books, The Battle of Brunanburh: A Casebook: To be clear, I am really proud of the Brunanburh…

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Standard Author Paraphenalia

As an academic, I’ve written a number of books before, and it is fascinating to me how very different the process is for a novel with a major publisher like Tor. To be ready for its 30 September 2015 release, for instance, my non-fiction book The Battle of Crécy: A…

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The Battle of Crécy: A Casebook – Release Date Announced!

As you may have heard, I have a novel coming out on 10 November. But that’s not the only one of my books coming out this Fall… With the help of a remarkable team of contributors, the historian Kelly DeVries and I have spent much of the past year and…

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JordanCon Schedule 2015

Once again, I am honored to be a special guest of JordanCon, the fantasy literature convention founded in honor of the late Robert Jordan. As you’ll see, I have a very full convention schedule. In addition to my typical role as academic-who-appreciates-fantasy, I’ll also be squeezing The Shards of Heaven…

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Brunanburh, Bernard Cornwell, and a Blurb

Cornwell's Empty Throne

Bernard Cornwell is perhaps the greatest living writer of historical fiction today. An internationally bestselling author, he’s a legend, an icon, and a fascinating human being. So imagine my surprise to open up his latest novel, The Empty Throne (Harper, 2015), and find my name in it. Go ahead, pick…

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