A Chat with the Author Michael Campling – 1 December 2021

A Chat with the Author Michael Campling – 1 December 2021

Here’s another chat with an accompanying video, in which I chat about my upcoming audiobook and mention the thank you videos I’m posting on Instagram to acknowledge the kind people who’ve sent me mugs of tea via ko-fi.com.

I also uploaded the video to my Facebook page. Essentially, there’s no getting away from me.

I jest. Please feel free to ignore anything that doesn’t take your fancy. As ever, the audio of this chat is available as a podcast which you can play below, download or subscribe. It’s entirely up to you.

If you have a question for me, please pop it in a comment or drop me a line and let me know. I’ll answer it as best as I can.

You can listen below, download the audio, or subscribe.

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Featured Photos – 30 November 2021

Featured Photos – 30 November 2021

We’ve had some glorious sunny spells recently, and the sunlight has really shown off the colours of the autumn foliage.

Of course, this being England, we’ve also had some wintry showers and cold blasts of air. Storm Arwen was the latest, but we escaped unscathed, unlike the poor folks who went without power for several days. I have heard that in places, the poles supporting the power lines were snapped clean in two, so we have cause to be thankful that we live in a sheltered corner of the UK.

I hope you like the pictures. I made sure to include a few of my faithful companion, Lottie.

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A Chat with the Author Michael Campling – 1 December 2021

A Chat with the Author Michael Campling – 26 November 2021

Here’s a chat with an accompanying video, in which I read a couple of snippets from my work in progress, the upcoming Devonshire Mysteries novel.

I hope you enjoy it, and yes, I do look scruffy, but it’s cold outside and my little writing room is a bit chilly, hence the two fleeces and the fingerless gloves.

I’ll try better next time, and wear a jacket or something.

If you have a question for me, please pop it in a comment or drop me a line and let me know. I’ll answer it as best as I can.

You can listen below, download the audio, or subscribe.

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Featured Photos – 25 November 2021

Featured Photos – 25 November 2021

We went to Cheltenham for our son’s graduation, and the next day we went for a bracing walk on Crickley Hill, which is owned and run by the National Trust.

The wind was bitterly cold and the hilltop exposed, but the views were wonderful, and we could make out the hills of Wales.

I love this hill because it is the site of ancient settlements going back to the Neolithic period, and if you’ve read my Darkeningstone books, you’ll know that I’m fascinated by these things.

I’m sure people built on this spot at least partly for the unrivalled views over the surrounding countryside, but there may have been other reasons too, such as the view of the setting and rising sun.

There’s not much to see in terms of evidence of settlement on the hill. Sadly, people fought over the spot, and the settlements were destroyed several times. There was even an Iron Age fort, but it was attacked and over 400 arrowheads were found near the place where its entrance stood. The site was finally abandoned, but there are some small concrete circles set into the ground to give you an idea of where the buildings stood.

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Death at Blackingstone Rock – the ebook is now free

Death at Blackingstone Rock – the ebook is now free

The story of Death at Blackingstone Rock was originally conceived as a tale told through a series of emails, sent out in as near to real time as I could manage, and members of this site can still experience the story in that format. Membership of this site is free, and signing up for the story is free – click here to begin

I wanted to give readers the option of owning a complete set of all the emails in one volume, so I compiled all the messages into an ebook. (more…)