My Favourite Resources

I am not paid to recommend these resources

Specialised Historical Fiction Editor

Book Covers


Tools for Building an Author Platform



Tools for Writing


Tools for Getting Published

  • Writer Beware for up-to-date news of scammers in the publishing industry — Victoria Strauss

Tools for Managing Social Media

  • Facebook Page scheduled posts — for pre-planning Facebook posts

  • Planoly — for scheduling Instagram posts

Lists of Book Reviewers

  • Penmore Press — huge and comprehensive database of book reviewers across all genres

Historical Research Sources



  • Historic Naval Fiction — all aspects of naval fiction, including links to great fiction and non-fiction resources


Women At Sea





Great Storm Descriptions


Digitalised Newspapers


  • Trove — Australian digitalised newspapers





  • Google Ngram Viewer — shows when a word or phrase was used throughout the history of written records


  • Etymology Online — a history of words and their origins, and when they were first recorded in writing


  • Deviant Art — Victorian-style Insults Generator (SO much fun!)


Victorian Times


  • The Victorian Dictionary — a treasure trove of Victorian resources compiled by historical fiction author, Lee Jackson



  • Rootsweb — an absolute rabbit hole of ancestral history and stories




  • David Rumsey Map Collection — digitalised, rare 16th through 21st century maps of North and South America, as well as maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania

Food Through the Ages


  • Eat Like A Pirate — includes interesting descriptions about the taste of flamingos, armadillos and guavas, and some preparation tips of other new foods through the eras

Courtesy and Peerage Titles

  • Courtesy Titles — a peer's wife and children are granted the use of certain titles, depending upon the rank of the peer