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About meAfter a long career as a mining geologist in California and Alaska, and a shorter one as a database administrator in Colorado, I'm currently writing my fourth novel set in 6th century Britain. For more information, see my blog or my author chat thread.



For updates on what I'm currently writing see the discussion thread on my author page, or visit my blog

THE STORYTELLER SERIES SO FAR:



What: Three historical novels - Storyteller, Flight of the Hawk, and The Ash Spear, completing the first trilogy in what I hope will be a nine- or ten-book series.

When & Where: 6th century Britain, a generation after King Arthur.

Who: A young man called Gwernin who wants to become a bard. He begins as a traveling storyteller, and ends as - but I'll let him tell you that himself. Along the way we hear some of the stories he tells and experiences, in a time and place where real world and otherworld are not that far apart.

Why: Because I've always had a strong interest in Dark Ages Britain, ever since I read Rosemary Sutcliff's The Lantern Bearers in 9th grade, and this was one way of going there.

Why not write about King Arthur, then? Because lots of people (including Sutcliff) have done it already, and anyway I found Aneirin in The Shining Company more interesting...

Where can I find more information about the series? Check out my blog or read the first three chapters of Storyteller here.

I'd like to read and review your books. Are reviewer copies available? I'm always happy to provide ebook copies of my books to book bloggers and other established reviewers - just leave me a private comment.

About my libraryPartly for reference, partly for fun.

LINK to my author page for times when the yellow button disappears.




GroupsADF LibraryThing Users' Group, Ancient History, Board for Extreme Thing Advances, Colorado Bibliophiles, Historical Fiction, Hobnob with Authors, Irish & Celtic Studies, Medieval Europe, Roman and Dark Ages Britain, Spam Fighters!show all groups

Favorite authorsAneirin, Martin Carver, C. S. Forester, Ursula K. Le Guin, Georgette Heyer, Rudyard Kipling, Ellis Peters, Terry Pratchett, Mary Renault, Dorothy L. Sayers, Mary Stewart, Rosemary Sutcliff, J. R. R. Tolkien (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresTattered Cover Book Store - Colfax Avenue (Denver), Tattered Cover Book Store - Highlands Ranch, Tattered Cover Book Store - Historic LoDo

Favorite publishersOsprey Publishing, Shire Publications

Homepagehttp://tregwernin.com/

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Real nameG R Grove

LocationDenver, CO 80210

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/gwernin (profile)
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Member sinceSep 13, 2005

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