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Alison Morton
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Thriller writer of Roma Nova althistory series, latest RETALIO out 27 April.
Thriller writer of Roma Nova althistory series, latest RETALIO out 27 April.

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CARINA launched two weeks ago amid lovely comments, tweets and posts and reviews are starting to accumulate (Exciting!). Carina visits a number of places when she is sent to North America to carry out an important mission and I thought you might like to…
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Today, my guest is the delightful Paul Bennett who lives in the New England town of Salem, Massachusetts with his wife Daryl and writes historical fiction, the first of which The Clash of Empires is set during the French and Indian Wars. Discovering his…
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They say “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” and “A diamond is forever” but that is just marketing. Diamonds have played a far more significant rôle in human culture, and for a much longer time. The name “diamond” is derived from ancient Greek αδάμας…
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Today is publication day for my novella, CARINA, to accompany the Roma Nova thriller series. The review site, Discovering Diamonds Review was kind enough to put out a lovely review on this special day:
https://discoveringdiamonds.blogspot.fr/2017/11/carina-by-alison-morton.html
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When we say ‘creative writing’ what do we mean? Poetry, a story, a play? Perhaps you are moved to write a short story or a piece of flash fiction. Or go for a full-length novel or its little sister, the novella. Let’s unpick some of these… Plays and…
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Good question! I’ll try and explain… We’re still in Roma Nova, the remnant of the Roman Empire that has toughed it out into the modern age. It’s an alternative 21st century with many aspects exactly the same as in our own timeline, but some  are very very…
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On to Martin Lake's blog I go well beyond desks...
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Is an author who publishes books, by whatever route, entitled to a fully private life? Yes, and no. Publishing a work – fiction, non-fiction, academic – makes that work and its author’s name available to the public. A fiction writer may use a pseudonym,…
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The old clichéd saying that ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ is true, but so was its ‘decline and fall’ equally slow. Going from its traditionally accepted date of foundation the Roman Empire in the West of 753 BC, it lasted 1229 years in the West until the…
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This is going to get me into trouble, but I’m trying to find perspective. It’s obvious that bullying – sexual, emotional, mental, physical or other – is wrong. Violent bullying, abuse or rape is criminal and punishable by law – rightly so. But the problem…
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