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Simon Turney Author aka SJATurney2 days ago
Phew. The manuscript for Commodus has had an initial thumbs up from my excellent editor. He likes it. I exhale gently for the first time in six months....

Now I listen as he sharpens his red pencil and I wait for my structural edits to come... :-)
Simon Turney Author aka SJATurney
Simon Turney Author aka SJATurney4 days ago
The passing of Tiberius is poorly-mourned at best. For reference the old emperor wears a rictus of pain, not a smile. #Caligula's smile is genuine though....
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Simon Turney Author aka SJATurney7 days ago
I rarely post stuff about the joint work between the excellent Gordon Doherty and myself, but I just smiled a lot as I wrote:

I straightened, drenched in blood, and cast away the knife. Zenas eyed me curiously.
‘Perhaps we should send the whole army to Ostia and just have you stand on the bridge with a fruit knife, Domine?’
I laughed. For the first time in many days I actually laughed properly. Zenas was my antidote to anger.
‘There will be no bridge to stand on,' I reminded him in bitter-sweet tones.
‘True. We might have to send you in on a duck.’
Again, I laughed. Why were Christians generally such a dour and humourless lot? Clearly, from Zenas’ example, they didn’t have to be.
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Simon Turney Author aka SJATurney7 days ago
Three great men, heroes or no, await you in the pages of great new historical fiction.
Simon Turney Author aka SJATurney
Simon Turney Author aka SJATurney
Simon Turney Author aka SJATurney1 week ago
Do you like your Templars pious and your villains hateful? Daughter of War, out today: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BMS5JCQ/ #Fiction #Medieval #Templar
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Busy editing some Marius' Mules and discovered that I had not, in fact written about the 'sluggish grey waters of the Apsus', but in fact, the 'sluggish grey waters of the Anus'. I am very much hoping this is an autocorrect issue and not something Freudian ;-)
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