Helen Hollick is a bestselling historical fiction author, with her books A Hollow Crown and Harold the King being published in both the UK and the US. Her Pendragon’s Banner Trilogy, set in the fifth century, is widely acclaimed as a different telling of the Arthurian myth. The Sea Witch Voyages, a series of pirate-based, part fantasy, nautical adventures are popular on both sides of the Atlantic. She has written two non-fiction books, Pirates; Truth and Tale and co-wrote Discovering the Diamond with her editor, Jo Field, a short advice guide for new and novice writers who are interested in self-publishing. Life of a Smuggler is her first book with Pen and Sword.