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
Hi everyone Just a quick message to let you know there’s currently a SALE on Ship of Haunts: the other Titanic story. Now at 99p/$1.55 until the end of 29 May. So don’t miss out. Get your ebook copy from Amazon and enjoy some bank holiday (or other) reading! Warning: this is a complex, time … Continue reading
I’ve recently started my third novel (14,000 words so far), and that got me thinking about writing first lines. About why they mattered, and what they meant, and also what makes a good first line. Why should you care what your first line is? You want to make an impact – a great first line … Continue reading
I’m thrilled to be reading at the Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival, on World Book Night, 23 April. I’ll be joining romantic novelist Katie Fforde, novelist and poet Orna Ross, author Debbie Young and many other ALLi friends for a night of readings, discussions and fun. And it’s all free! See the full speaker line up … Continue reading