All Sinful Desires

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That’s what I’ve been up to my neck in for the past three weeks or so. In a manner of speaking, that is. I’ve been researching and working on my next novel, whose working title is All Sinful Desires.

It begins here on the River Rother in East Sussex.

 

It mostly takes place here at Battle Abbey.

Inside the Abbey.

And it involves Benedictine monks.

And this.

And him . . .

And this, as well.

 

Death’s Dark Shadows

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Death’s Dark Shadows will be published soon and here’s the cover reveal for the final book in The Hallowed Treasure’s Saga:

And here are a couple more just for fun:

The 1970s cover

And a couple of fun ones from In Lonely Exile:

And my favorite:

Nevermore in Scotland and England

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A few photos of Nevermore in Scotland and England. To see the other seven photos go here: NEVERMORE

Nevermore at Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland.

“This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom’s core;
This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
On the cushion’s velvet lining with the lamplight gloating o’er,
She shall press, ah, nevermore!”

Nevermore at the gravesite of the heart of Robert the Bruce, which is buried at Melrose Abbey in Scotland.

Nevermore and the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory on the Holy Island off the coast of England.

Hiking St. Cuthbert’s Way

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Some photos from our recent hike along Saint Cuthbert’s Way from Melrose, Scotland to Lindisfarne off the coast of England–about 75 miles, including side trails. See the rest of the pictures at Saint Cuthbert’s Way.

View from the trail of the Cheviot Hills.

Fields of Barley

A 1.2-mile side trail led us out into the Doddington Moors where Cuthbert worked as a shepherd when young, and to this Standing Stone from 12,000-3,000 BC.

St. Cuthbert’s Cave where the monks of Lindisfarne hid the saint’s body when Vikings attacked the island.