Promoting Yorkshire Authors – and a positive view of the real #RichardIII

Promoting Yorkshire Authors have very kindly invited me to join fellow Ricardian author Marla Skidmore in a interview/question and answer session at Harrogate Library, North Yorkshire on 19 May to discuss our books about King Richard III.
If you happen to be in the area, do come and join us! If not, do look out for the recording when available… 

As their press release says:

“Promoting Yorkshire Authors (PYA) is lucky to have among its members two authors who have focused on Richard III, inspired by the discovery of his remains in a car park in Leicester.

They’ve told two very different stories but both give an intimate insight into the life of Richard, so different from his public persona immortalised by the Bard in his tales.

Marla Skidmore’s novel, Renaissance concentrates on Richard’s defeat at the Battle of Bosworth Field but it has an unusual and unique slant, one that I’ll not reveal but adds real interest to the novel. Marla studied History at University and her research for this story, though fictional, has been rigorous.

Alex Marchant’s novel The Order of the White Boar, tells the tale of Richard through the eyes of the young page Matthew who is in the service of the Richard when he is the Duke of Gloucester, Edward IV’s brother and before Richard became King of England. Though intended for children and young adults, it’s a story for anyone who remembers the trials of growing into an adult, though not many of us will have had such an insight into the future King’s inner vulnerabilities and those of his family.

We’re interviewing Marla and Alex at Harrogate Library on 19th May at 2 pm and you’ll have a chance to listen as the authors answer questions framed by Paul Smith, also an author and a member of Promoting Yorkshire Authors. The event will be recorded for PYA’s podcast and You Tube channel.

Please come along and support both the event an Yorkshire’s authors.

The PYA affiliate Yorkshire Writer Podcast can be found at and PYA’s You Tube Channel at”


2018-05-19-Marla and Alex Interview Publicity

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A Ricardian since a teenager, and following stints as an archaeologist and in publishing, Alex now lives and works in King Richard’s own country, not far from his beloved York and Middleham
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