S.J.A. Turney

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Simon lives with his wife and children and a menagerie of animals in rural North Yorkshire, where he sits in an office, wired on coffee and digestive biscuits, and attempts to spin engrossing tales out of strands of imagination while his children drive toys across his desk and two dogs howl as they try to share a brain cell.

A born and bred Yorkshireman with a love of country, history and architecture, Simon spends most of his rare free time travelling around ancient sites, writing, researching the ancient world and reading voraciously.

Following an arcane and eclectic career path that wound through everything from sheep to Microsoft networks and from paint to car sales, Simon wrote Marius’ Mules and, with help and support, made a success of
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S.J.A. Turney Hi Jarrod. Fronto will be back late summer/early autumn. MM9: Pax Romana will be out then. Cheers :-)
S.J.A. Turney Hi James. Indeed I do. In fact the plot for it is already written out. It would have been done by now but unfortunately family circumstances struck…moreHi James. Indeed I do. In fact the plot for it is already written out. It would have been done by now but unfortunately family circumstances struck this year and prevented me from doing my research trip I need. I'm going in March though so P3 will be out after that. It will be called Eagles of Dacia :-)(less)
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