Tyburn was an infamous execution spot west of London, used since medieval times. The Tyburn "tree" - a unique, multi-person gallows - erected in 1571 became a popular public spectacle, drawing crowds of thousands.Tyburn Tree blog is less blood-thirsty but hopefully topical, interesting and informative, if slightly bent to my personal topics of interest - books, writing, history, technology, with a smattering of politics and dash of pop culture, science and the downright strange. So "take a ride to Tyburn" and see what happens...
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Well it has been a somewhat lengthy time since I last updated the site.
The delay was not without reason.
Late in 2006, I moved book reviews off of my priority list, for purely selfish motives. At that time I started working on my own writing project. With only a limited amount of spare time each week to spend on my writing, I elected to focus on my personal project and see where it took me.
Now five long years later, I have a completed manuscript piled in front of me. The book is The Jesuit Letter. It is historical fiction, approximately 112,000+ words and set in 1575 in Elizabethan England.
The story tells the tale of ex-soldier-turned-player Christopher Tyburn, who finds himself entangled in a murderous conspiracy when he intercepts a coded letter from a hidden Jesuit priest in Warwickshire.
I have posted the first two chapters as excerpts on the sidebar, so feel free to click through and have a read. As per the message on the sidebar, I am currently seeking agent representation with an aim for eventual publication.
Making this excerpt available online is a bit of an experiment, a “message in a bottle” cast into the ocean to see what happens.
If you do happen to be a reputable literary agent, or know of one that you can recommend or introduce to my work, please feel free to do so via email.
Thank you for visiting and please let me know if you enjoy the excerpt!