Progress on my next book

For the past few weeks I have spent most of the time promoting my first novel ‘Divided Empire’. As a newly published, first time author, I found like other authors that promoting your books takes time and effort. Problem is that the time you spend promoting your book, could be time used to write the next one. I’m not sure if I’ve found the right balance but it was good to get back to writing and I’m happy to say that my next novel which has a working title of ‘The Sword’s Dark Song’. The second in the Flavius Vitulasius series, the story picks up from where ‘Divided Empire’. I’ll keep you posted over the next few weeks, months probably, as to how progress on the novel is going.

Published by brianjohnkitchen

I live in Burton upon Trent, England with my wife Lynne, son Mark and our two tortoise shell cats, Tansy & Zoe. I enjoy walking in our local countryside and also the Peak District, Derbyshire. I also enjoy photography, reading, writing, visiting museums and historic sites and building and supporting our local Football League team, Burton Albion. I first became interested in the history of Roman Britain as a child and loved reading the ‘Eagle of the Ninth’ trilogy of novels by Rosemary Sutcliff. When I was older I read and studied all that I could about the Roman period in Britain and especially the events of the 4th century CE. I’ve always had a passion for writing and when I retired from Local Government Social Services, I wrote a column in our local newspaper and also decided to write novels set in late 4th Century CE Roman Britain. ‘Divided Empire’ is my first published novel, but there are hopefully many more to come and the second novel is already under way. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them. Should you wish to know more about Flavius and his friends please visit my website: Facebook page: I also have a blog which you can find at: I am also a member of the Association for Roman Archaeology (ARA), which I would urge anyone with an interest in the Roman period to join. A perk of membership is free admission to a large number of museums and historic sites in the UK which have Roman connections. If you’d like to join visit their website: http://www.associationromanarchaeolog...

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