So Long, It’s Been Good To Know You

This blog has been going since July 2008, and in that time there have been a lot of changes in my blogging (and my life). Most of the changes have been to accommodate my growing writing career.

For a long time I used my blog to think out loud about my faith: what I believed and why, and how to work that out in my life. As my writing career has progressed I have found myself more and more sharing good material from elsewhere: sermons from church and conferences, daily Bible reading commentary, and similar. While these are very helpful – they have helped me – they are no longer my own thoughts.


Over the years I have had a stroke and several grandchildren, all time-consuming things. I have written and published four history books, a poetry collection and a science fiction novel. I’m now finishing work on my second science fiction novel and starting my third. With all the work involved in publishing and promoting them it has finally got to the point where something has to go.

So, with the end of the series on James from Lizzy Smallwood, I have decided to stop blogging here. My faith is still so precious to me but I just don’t have time to write about it. I apologise to my followers and hope you will find inspiration elsewhere. This blog will stay online but will not be updated. Thanks for your support.

If you are interested in my writing, you can check out my author blog or better still, join my mailing list. I would love to have you.

Ann Marie Thomas head shot (80x90) (300dpi) Web GravatarAnn Marie Thomas is the author of four medieval history books, a surprisingly cheerful poetry collection about her 2010 stroke, and the science fiction series Flight of the Kestrel. Book one, Intruders, is out now. Find out more at and follow her at for monthly newsletters.

About Ann Marie Thomas

Married since 1974, Christian since 1986, 4 children, 4 grand children, disabled with fibromyalgia but was working almost full time until a stroke in May 2010 changed my life completely. Writing poetry and making up stories since I was a child, I only started to write seriously when my children were grown. My main ambition is to write science fiction, but along the way I got distracted by local history and poetry about my stroke. Taking early retirement gave me the chance to concentrate on my writing. My book, Alina, The White Lady of Oystermouth, was published in print and ebook at Easter 2012. The success of Alina led to the publication of Broken Reed: The Lords of Gower and King John in September 2013, and The Magna Carta Story at Easter 2015. I am still writing science fiction - a series of novels called Flight of the Kestrel. For all my author news, see me author blog at
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