When I wrote my first novel, Ship of Haunts, the focus was on child migration, ghosts and Titanic. Titanic is well-known for being a major maritime disaster. But there have been many other tragedies, also with significant loss of life, and in Ship of Haunts, as well as Carrin, whose ghost haunts Titanic, we meet … Continue reading
Just a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be at the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival, a brilliant event in its second year. I took part in readings and a panel, and on the panel (which was for historical novelists) we had to defend our own period – which in my case is the … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I was at the hugely enjoyable Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival. In my next post I’ll be talking about a panel I was on there. But today, I want to mention a blog post (review) by Debbie Young, who founded the litfest – for which we’re all very grateful! The review … Continue reading
This is just a quick post to say thanks to author Jane Davis for hosting me on the Virtual Book Club pages of her blog. Here I get the chance to talk a bit about my writing but particularly about my second novel, Shadows of the Lost Child. The book is a partly historical mystery … Continue reading
Currently, I’m working on my third novel.
When I looked up from the page and realised how long it was since I last blogged, I was genuinely shocked. Future editions of this blog will include:
a revamped layout (promises, promises) as well as hints about and bite-sized pieces of the new work-in-progress.
In the meantime however, I thought I’d focus on a different topic, a celebration of creativity.
I live in Stratford-upon-Avon, a pretty town, well-known for its connections to Shakespeare.
And this year is particularly special, because in 2016 we celebrate 400 years of the Bard and his works. Continue reading
On Saturday, I had the pleasure of reading at the Aspara Writing Festival in Evesham, as part of the Open Mic event. It was a great afternoon, with an eclectic mix of poetry and prose, with readings ranging from sad to humorous and everything in between. Readers included J J Franklin, Debbie Young, David Penny, … Continue reading