Messut pian – oletko valmis?

Kirjamessut torstai-sunnntai. Siellä kerron tästä kirjasta.

@ Akateeminen Helsinki

SALE at Elisa Kirja!

All my books are on sale at Elisa Kirja!

Have you read them all?

My presentation at Helsinki Book Fair

RPM Nautical continues research on the Battle of Egadi site

Work continues – new rams discovered in 2021:

VLY:n webinaari 2.9.

Vielä tänään ehtii ilmoittautua.

Draft 1 of my 11th historical novel complete!

I just completed writing the first version of my 11th historical novel! It still requires some reading, editing and polishing before sending to my editor at the publisher, but this is a great milestone. Editing is much easier than writing. The manuscript can still see major changes.

For a while there has been a trend that I switch between the Hellenistic period and Roman Empire stories. Below are my published novels and the WIP book on a time line:

21. and 22. rams recovered from the battle site

How many books have you made?

When people ask me how many books I have made, it is getting increasingly difficult to answer that question. There is no longer one clear and simple answer. I usually reply that I have made ten historical novels, but that is not the entire truth. I could also say that I have written eleven novels adding ‘1987’, which is not a historical novel but a retro thriller. I could even argue that I have written twelve independent books, because I have actually published books in two languages, so Merikonsuli counts as two (Finnish and English versions). To give a clear answer in a picture I made this literary cv, so that anyone can decide for themselves. You can count ten, eleven or twelve as you please.

A new ram has been found at Egadi islands battle site!

RPM Nautical has found yet another ram from battle site of Egadi Islands.

The Marine Consul is a historical novel describing how the rams got down there. The narrator is Gaius Lutatius Catulus, consul of 242 BC.

Sisilian prinsessa @ keskustan Akateeminen

Author showing a copy of Sisilian prinsessa (The Princess of Sicily) at Akateeminen kirjakauppa in Helsinki city center. The Princess of Sicily tells the story of Lanassa who was worshipped as a living god during her lifetime. A splendid historical novel narrated in the first person. Available in Finnish only.