Biography: Alison Morton writes Roman-themed alternate history thrillers with strong heroines. She grabbed a first degree in French, German and Economics in the mid-70s and went ‘back to school’ for a masters’ in history thirty years later.
A ‘Roman nut’ since age 11, she has clambered over sites throughout Europe including the alma mater, Rome. But the mosaics at Ampurias (Spain) started her wondering what a modern society based on Roman values would be like if run by women…
Originally from Tunbridge Wells (but not ‘disgusted’), Alison has worked in central government, the City of London, in the voluntary and small business sectors, and latterly as a translation company owner. Six years in a Territorial Army special communications regiment gave her the opportunity to do all sorts of exciting things no civilian would ever experience.
All four Roma Nova thrillers– INCEPTIO, PERFIDITAS, SUCCESSIO and AURELIA – have been honoured with the B.R.A.G. Medallion, an award for independent fiction that rejects 90% of its applicants. The first two books were finalists in Writing Magazine’s 2014 Self-Published Book of the Year Award and the last two selected as Historical Novel Society’s indie Editor’s Choices and longlisted for the HNS Annual Indie Award in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Alison’s third book, SUCCESSIO, was featured as Editor’s Choice in The Bookseller’s inaugural Indie Preview, December 2014.
“I thoroughly enjoyed this classy thriller, the third in Morton’s epic series” – Caroline Sanderson in The Bookseller