Archive for January, 2012
LEGIONS MARCH INTO SPAIN AND US
Stephen wants to wish all his readers around the world a Happy New Year for 2012! And to pass on exciting news for the coming year.
Firstly, in July, Thomas Dunne Books, a division of St Martins Press, will be releasing Legions of Rome in the US and Canada. North American media and interview requests relating to this title can directed to Rachel Howard at St Martins: Rachel.Howard@stmartins.com.
In the Northern Autumn, Esfera Editora will publish the all-conquering Legions of Rome in Spain. Esfera Editora become Stephen’s fourth publisher in Spain, where he has a large following for his books about ancient Rome, especially his historical Roman novel El Informe De Judea.
Meanwhile, one SDC reader reports snapping up a copy of Legions of Rome from the bookshelf in the gift store at the Herculaneum archaeological site in Italy.
TALKING ABOUT THE ROMANS IN GAUL. IN GAUL
Stephen is delighted to announce that he will be guest speaker aboard the MV Rembrandt during three of its cruises on the River Rhone in the South of France during July and August, 2012, talking about the Romans in Gaul, with reference to the connection of particular legions to the area. For more information, visit the Noble Caledonia website.
Stephen is also looking forward to attending the July 14-15 event of the Historical Writers Association of the UK (of which he is a member) at Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire, where numerous historical authors will be talking as part of the annual English Heritage festival.
THE STORY OF TAKING HAWAII SOON FOR RELEASE
In 1893, the queen of the sovereign nation of Hawaii was overthrown in a military coup led by 13 Honolulu businessmen. If if had not been for one of those businessmen in particular, that unjust coup would have failed, and Hawaii may never have become part of the USA. That businessman was an Australian. In fact, like Stephen, he was born in Tasmania. After a number of years of research, Stephen’s detailed telling of the story of the coup, Taking Hawaii, will soon be released in the US. Stay tuned for release details.
GOLD, IDENTITY, AND A DOG’S WAR – NEW AUSTRALIAN BOOKS FOR JULY & AUGUST
In a particularly productive year for Stephen, Random House will release two new SDC titles in Australia and New Zealand this July and August. The first will be a children’s novel about a dog in a war, a gripping tale based on actual events.
In August, Stephen’s latest book about Australian history will be published, telling the amazing true story of an Australian lured to four different gold rushes and almost fatally caught up in two of the most incredible legal cases involving mistaken identity in the history of both New South Wales and California.
Watch for more details of both books in the coming months.