Talks Please see below the current talks that Justin can offer. More of these are in various stages of production so check back here often.

The talks:

  • Are illustrated by Powerpoint slides.

  • Can be given face-to-face or online (e.g. via Zoom).

  • Face-to-face talks require a projector, HDMI cable, and screen.

  • Last about one hour, plus another half an hour to cover Q&A, meet and greet, book sale and book signing.

  • Are promoted with colourful posters and bookmarks.

  • Are available for all types of groups and organisations, such as: U3A, Rotary Club, Civic and Historical Associations, Literary Festivals, and Library Events.

  • Please contact Justin regarding more information, fees and booking.

    Talk 1: 'Why Ancient Egypt is known as the Mother and Father of All Things.'

    Justin's prolonged study of Ancient Egypt culminated in his novel 'The Genes of Isis.' An epic fantasy and supernatural thriller set under Ancient Egyptian skies, it is a weave of two threads: the myth of Isis and the story of the flood in the Book of Genesis. Justin explores why Ancient Egypt is known as 'The Mother and Father ...

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    Talk 2: 'The Great Ming Code - How the Law Book of the Ming Dynasty attempted to harmonise human society with the will of Heaven.'

    In 1368, Zhu Yuanzhang claimed the Mandate of Heaven to rule China. In return, the first Ming Emperor followed Heavenly principle and preserved harmony between humans and supernatural spirits, a mission enshrined in the Great Ming Code. To promote his book, The Old Dragon's Head, Justin explains how the laws of Great Ming Code r ...

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    Talk 3: 'Whatever Happened to The Great Enlightenment?'

    In the 1760's, King Frederick the Great of Prussia bestrode the battlefields of the Seven Years War. It was the time of the Great Enlightenment, when reason sought to overcome superstition, and of James Watt's invention of the steam engine, an event which culminated in the Industrial Revolution. In this talk, Justin explores the ...

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    Talk 4: 'How to Write and Research Historical Fiction'

    Using his experience as a writer of historical fiction, and condensing years of historical research, Justin makes a series of practical suggestions about how to write and research historical fiction. This talk is designed for writers who love reading novels set in past times, who are fascinated by a particular historical peri ...

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    Talk 5: 'Self-Publishing: How to Promote Your Book'

    In this talk, Justin gives many useful tips on how to promote your book in an increasingly competitive market. Although specifically featured towards paperbacks, it applies to e-books just as well. And it begins with having and producing a quality product. ...

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