I have just published Book 2 in the Norman Genesis series.  As readers will realize, Hrolf, the hero of the series is not the warrior, Rollo, who eventually founds Normandy but… Read more

Sword beach

I have just published Sword Beach.  It is book number 6 in my Combined Operations series and covers the invasion of France up to June 12th! In September number 7… Read more

Viking Treasure

I have just published book 13 in the Dragonheart series.  It mirrors some of the events in Hrolf the Viking.  It is fast moving with sea battles, land battles and… Read more


This is the work of Simon Walpole. He illustrates some of my books. This is the link to his website:

Norman Genesis

I have just begun work on a new series about the rise of the Normans.  It begins in the ninth century and features Hrolf who appeared in Viking Vengeance.  he… Read more


I now have a Twitter account. Follow me on Twitter @HoskerGriff Entering the 21st Century- scary!

New Zealand

Just an advance heads up- I will be in New Zealand for most of October 2016.  I am trying to see both islands! If you see a Brit in a… Read more


My latest book.  It is a special book for me as my dad was on the Dieppe raid.  He was a sailor and served with Number 4 Commando.  He took… Read more

Wargames Illustrated

Thank you to the readers of Wargames Illustrated who have commented n the article I wrote for the January Edition of the magazine. I enjoyed writing the article and the… Read more


Apologies to all those who contacted me and have been awaiting a reply! Technically I am fairly incompetent! I have just worked out how to reply.  I have attached another… Read more

Merry Christmas to all my readers from everyone at Sword Books. I have plenty of projects to take me through 2016. If you have a particular favourite I would love to… Read more

The King is Dead

I have just published my latest in the Anarchy Series. The King is Dead.  It is Book 7 in the series.  It is about the death of King Henry 1st and… Read more