Authors – and the Alliance

Authors – and the Alliance

This year, as well as the writing work, I’ve also been undertaking coaching – both individual sessions and workshops with small groups. I’ve been self-publishing since 2012 and since then, there have been so many changes it’s important to keep up to speed. When I get questions from future authors about their work, these can … Continue reading

Research, Litfests and How to Make your Book Happen

Research, Litfests and How to Make your Book Happen

Several months have gone by, and what have I been doing? I’m not sure, time goes so fast, but I have been researching my next novel – by doing a course in art crime and the illegal trade in antiquities – and it’s fascinating, if rather sad. I haven’t got to the art crime yet, … Continue reading

The Floozy in the Park: history, hats and small islands

The Floozy in the Park: history, hats and small islands

At last! My third novel (ebook version) is finally available. You can find it on Amazon. But what’s it about, you ask? Oh, all the usual things, mystery, history and the occasional ghost. We also have an unsolved murder. But rather than tell you all about it, read my interview with Jane Davis (author) on … Continue reading

My Counterfeit Self: an interview with Jane Davis on her latest novel

My Counterfeit Self: an interview with Jane Davis on her latest novel

Today, I’d like to welcome Jane Davis. Jane Davis is the author of seven novels. Her debut, Half-truths and White Lies, won the Daily Mail First Novel Award and was described by Joanne Harris as ‘A story of secrets, lies, grief and, ultimately, redemption, charmingly handled by this very promising new writer.’ Six further novels … Continue reading

Edwardian England – what inspires me

Edwardian England – what inspires me

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