Historical Action and Adventure

Indianna Jones, eat your heart out! Prepare to be thrilled with non-stop action, puzzling clues, twisty plots and more than a hint of mystery.

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Colin Falconer

Colin Falconer has published over thirty novels translated into 25 languages. He is best known for historical adventure fiction, and his EPIC ADVENTURE SERIES of stand-alone tales draws inspiration from many periods of history.

He has also written a present-day crime series featuring DI Charlie George, a detective in a North London murder squad.

Born in London, Colin started out in advertising, then became a freelance journalist. He was a columnist, before gravitating to script writing for radio and television; writing for shows as diverse as daytime soaps and British comedy. He wrote a number of humour books and prize-winning YA fiction before he published his first epic novel and became a full-time novelist.

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Colin also has a series set in medieval times

 

Kevin Tumlinson

Kevin Tumlinson is an award-winning and bestselling novelist, living in Texas and working in random coffee shops, cafés, and hotel lobbies worldwide. His primary work is in thrillers—including his wildly popular Dan Kotler Archaeological Thrillers. But he also successfully published science fiction, fantasy, and escapist fiction.

Kevin grew up in Wild Peach, Texas, where he was raised by his grandparents and given a healthy respect for storytelling. He often found himself in trouble in school for writing stories instead of doing his actual assignments, and he doesn't regret that in the least. And as Wild Peach was in no way metropolitan, or even approaching suburban, young Kevin had plenty of time to put his imagination to work crafting entire universes of characters, settings, and artifacts that would later inform his adult career choice.

Kevin's love for history, archaeology, and science has been a tremendous source of material for his writing, feeding his fiction and giving him just the excuse he needs to read the next article, biography, or research paper, visit the next city or country, and embark on the next adventure. Kevin and his wife, Kara, can often be found traveling as van-lifers, along with their little chihuahua terrier, Mini.

 

Emma Lombard

Emma Lombard was born in Pontefract in the UK. She grew up in Africa—calling Zimbabwe and South Africa home for a few years—before finally settling in Brisbane Australia, and raising four boys.

 

Before she started writing historical fiction, she was a freelance editor in the corporate world, which was definitely not half as exciting as writing rollicking romantic adventures. Her characters are fearless seafarers, even though in real life Emma gets disastrously sea sick.

 

Discerning Grace, is the first book in The White Sails Series. To join the crew—subscribe to Emma's newsletter: www.emmalombardauthor.com

 

Ernest Dempsey

Ernest Dempsey is a fiction author from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He primarily works in the archaeological thriller subgenre of Action & Adventure thrillers.

He published his first story in 2010, but has been writing most of his life since high school, initially focusing on poems and song lyrics, the latter with his rock band Soulcrush (1999-2014).

Dempsey has published more than forty stories in multiple languages, and his characters’ adventures have been enjoyed the world over on every continent—even Antartica.

Dempsey attended Southern Adventist University from 1995-2000, earning a Bachelors of Science in psychology, and from 2000-2003 to earn his Masters in school counselling.

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Steven Moore

Englishman Steven Moore grew up by the seaside, thus his first true joy was the great outdoors. His innate love of travel and a degree in anthropology, archaeology, and art history help inform his fiction writing. Steven also loves painting, photography, and both playing and watching sport.

The travel bug bit the now perpetual nomad early, and to date Steven has lived and worked on five continents, and visited almost sixty countries. Steven combines an age-old writing adage; Write what you know, with his own mantra; Write where you know, and sets most of his novels in places in which he has either lived or spent an extended period of time.

When not on the road with his writer wife Leslie, San Miguel de Allende in Mexico is home, which they share with their rescue cats Ernest Hemingway and F Scott Fitzgerald (Ernie and Fitz).

A lifelong love of food, wine, and beer have demanded a new-found love of yoga and hiking in order to fend off the imminent arrival of middle age.

 

Amy Maroney

Amy Maroney studied English Literature at Boston University and worked for many years as a writer and editor of nonfiction. She lives in Oregon, U.S.A. with her family. When she’s not diving down research rabbit holes, she enjoys hiking, dancing, traveling, and reading.

 

Amy is the author of The Miramonde Series, an award-winning historical fiction trilogy about a Renaissance-era female artist and the modern-day scholar on her trail. Her new historical adventure/romance series, Sea and Stone Chronicles, is set in medieval Rhodes and Cyprus.

 

Cathie Dunn

Cathie Dunn writes historical fiction, mystery, and romance. Cathie has been writing for over twenty years. She studied Creative Writing, with a focus on novel writing, which she now teaches in the south of France and online.

 

She loves researching for her novels, delving into history books, and visiting castles and historic sites. Cathie's stories have garnered readers' awards and praise from reviewers and readers for their authentic description of the past. After many years in Scotland, Cathie now lives in historic Carcassonne with her husband, a rescue dog and two cats.

 

Carmen Radtke

Carmen Radtke usually takes the inspiration for her novels from real life. Her debut novel, The Case of the Missing Bride, was sparked by a bride transport gone wrong in 1862, and subsequently became a Malice Domestic finalist and was nominated for a CWA Historical Dagger. Walking in the Shadow, set in New Zealand’s former leprosy camp, was again inspired by a true event and longlisted for the Mslexia novel award. As a former journalist, Carmen cares about making sure people and their circumstances aren’t forgotten, while at the same time entertaining her readers. If she’s not busy researching and writing, she can be found dreaming about travelling the world, catering to the whims of the resident cat, or tap-dancing, although she hasn’t yet reached the sophisticated heights of some of her characters, to her disappointment.

 

Maureen Thorpe

I have been a nurse on two continents, a running coach, a yoga teacher, a world traveller, a Padi certified scuba diver and can lay claim to having completed one marathon, two triathlons and did not finish last. Growing up in Yorkshire England in a small coal-mining village taught me to be tough and resilient. Yorkshire people take no prisoners and call ‘a spade a spade’. There is nowhere to hide! Yorkshire grit has allowed me to stay sane (mainly) through changing countries, having babies, raising teenagers, working as a registered nurse in many different environments, my passion being working with new mothers and babies. All of this experience came in handy when I began to write. I have sent my heroine, midwife Annie, to The Middle Ages in Yorkshire, travelling with Vikings from Yorkshire to the world beyond and finding her way through northern England in Roman times. ‘Coventina’s Well’ – for release in 2021) An avid Shakespeare fan, I am happiest when visiting The Globe Theatre in London, England to enjoy one of the Bard’s plays. My love of Shakespeare gave birth to the character of Will Boucher; he first appeared as Michael Williams in Henry V. I borrowed him and gave him a longer life. After leaving Toronto, Canada for a new life in the Rocky Mountains with my then new husband Jim, we settled in a tiny mountain community and, after retirement, I began to write stories about history, mystery and magic.

 

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James Douglas

James Douglas is the pen name for Douglas Jackson

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James  also writes 20th Century historical novels and Roman Military books.  See his profile here.

K.M. Ashman

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Kevin also writes in other sections and eras.  See his profile here.