The series so far: Three historical novels - Storyteller, Flight of the Hawk, and The Ash Spear, forming the first trilogy in what I hope will be a nine- or ten-book series.
When and Where: 6th century Britain, a generation after King Arthur.
Who: A young man called Gwernin (it's a long story...) who wants to become a bard. He begins as a traveling storyteller, and ends as - but I'll let him tell you that himself. Along the way we hear some of the stories he tells and experiences, in a time and place where real world and otherworld are not that far apart.
Why: Because I've always had a strong interest in Dark Ages Britain, ever since I read Rosemary Sutcliff's The Lantern Bearers in 9th grade, and this was one way of going there.
Why not write about King Arthur, then? Because lots of people (including Sutcliff) have done it already, and anyway I found Aneirin in The Shining Company more interesting...
Where can I find more information about the series? Check out my main blog.