At some point in the first three or four months of next year, along with finishing the final novel/novella (I suspect the former) of The Tales of The Lesser Evil introductory series, moving house, and getting married, I have another exciting project due to be released.
Keen readers, or those with exceptional memories, may remember that I studied Archaeology and Prehistory at university, with a special interest in the hunter-fisher-gatherers of the Mesolithic and Early Neolithic, especially in what is now Europe but also examining the ethnographic record for examples. If you’ve ever read just one of these newsletters, you’re almost certainly aware of how much I love and value nature. I’ve also mentioned my keen interest in bushcraft — the subject of being able to live in nature, with it, using knowledge and skills to ensure you are not merely surviving, but thriving.
For a long time now, I’ve been considering how best to share my love of these subjects and to do so in such a way as to make it engaging, unique and also — especially, for me — sustainable. By this, I mean I do not want to start a new project which takes time away from other things, and which does not bring in an income (or has the potential to do so).
Recently, in one of those oh! lightbulb flashing above my head moments, I managed to put all the pieces together and come up with a plan which ticks all the above boxes, and more. I am still planning and working on this, and have drafted a more substantial newsletter piece about this I will share soon but, if you are interested in bushcraft, the Mesolithic, nature, and story — or even just some of those things — then I know this will be of interest to you (there will also be a free component to this project). Watch this space…