Paul Rushworth-Brown


Paul's novels are authentic and gritty, with twists and turns the reader won't see coming. He paints a realistic image of how peasants would have lived in the 16th and 17th centuries. However, that is only the backdrop to suspenseful and mysterious stories with romantic tones. His novel 'Red Winter Journey' has been nominated for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards (Christina Stead Prize for fiction). His new novel 'Dream of Courage' has been long listed for the Historical Fiction Club’s Book of the Year Award and will be released in November.
Paul has been a guest on the ABC, BBC, America Tonight with Kate Delaney and regularly features on the Witty Writers Show in the US. The US Times said, 'Modern writers usually don't know what it was like to live in the past, but Rushworth-Brown does this with great skill in his accomplished, atmospheric and thoughtful novels.'

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am writing my third novel 'Dream of Courage." It is undergoing its first edit. It is set in about 1650 in the time when England was a Republic under the reign of the Puritan, Oliver Cromwell. Witch-hunting, illegal wool broggers, the Halifax Gibbet, the ducking pond and a nasty little man by the name of Milton Killsin will keep the reader spellbound. It provides a good insight into the wool industry which was England's staple at the time.
Who are your favorite authors?
Wilbur Smith and Charles Dickens. I believe my novels have a Dickinsish way about them.
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,710. Language: Hindi. Published: January 9, 2023. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
एक रोमांचक, रहस्यमय, काल्पनिक और ऐतिहासिक रूप से सटीक साहसिक कार्य 1590 में यॉर्कशायर के मूरों पर रहने वाले किसान किसानों के जीवन और कठिनाइयों के बारे में कोई पेंच नहीं खींचता। एक समय जब जीवन प्रत्याशा पैंतीस थी, बच्चे शायद ही कभी छह और एले की उम्र से अधिक रहते थे। उदारता से सेवन किया गया क्योंकि पानी पीने योग्य नहीं था।
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,760. Language: Russian. Published: December 23, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Мошенничество, махинации, убийства, обман и любовь будут держать вас в напряжении до самого конца, но имейте в виду, что автор рисует реалистичную, литературную картину, которая довольно легко помещает вас в гущу сказки. Итак, переверните страницу сейчас и сделайте шаг назад во времени.
Red Winter Journey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,910. Language: British English. Published: December 12, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
“Modern writers usually don't know what it was like to live in the past, but Rushworth-Brown has done this with great skill in this accomplished, atmospheric and thoughtful novel.” — US National Times Nominated for the Christina Stead Prize for fiction 2023.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,570. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Alternative history
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
An exciting, mysterious, fictional and historically accurate adventure pulls no punches about the life and hardships of peasant farmers living on the moors of Yorkshire in 1590. A time when life expectancy was thirty-five, children rarely lived past the age of six and ale was consumed liberally because the water was undrinkable.
Winter of Red
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 135,560. Language: British English. Published: January 23, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Come along on this historic fictional, adventurous and mysterious journey which twists, turns and surprises until the very end. If you like history, adventure and intrigue with a dash of spirited love, then you will be engrossed by this tale of a peasant family getting caught up in the ravages of the English Civil War in 1642.

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