Making Connections

The Essex Author Book Signing Event in June 2016 was my third author event, and as with the last two, there’s an element of excitement and trepidation coursing through me, and  only when… Continue reading

Middle Page Dread

The début of a novel is exciting to write; we’re venturing out into an imaginary world where we’re in charge (until the characters wrestle that away from us with a dramatic flourish), and… Continue reading

The Writing Journey

When I’m writing a crime novel, I devise a mind-map to ensure that the red herrings, time lines, and clues are all available for the reader to find and follow. The mind-map ends… Continue reading

Wasted Emotions for Writers

We are all plagued by wasted emotions in our everyday lives; worrying about tomorrow, worrying if we fit in, etc. But as a writer, we have added concerns, which are equally a waste… Continue reading

Inspiration for Female Characters

I have often been asked who inspired the characters DI Eva Wednesday and her half-sister Scarlett Willow. As, I suspect, with most authors, they are a figment of my imagination, forged by the… Continue reading

Writing Retreat in Cornwall

It’s time to take a romantic break… Dark corners, secluded spaces, candlelit dinners, romantic countryside and an intimate stroll along the shoreline. You can enjoy all of this and more, hand in hand with your one true love… Continue reading