• GOOD TIMES/BAD TIMES

    Posted on 20 October 2017 | 12:23 pm

    It’s been slightly bonkers since I last posted. Rarely do so many great things collide in the space of a few weeks. After a slow start, reviews for ‘House of Lies’ have increased significantly and they are, to a woman, smashing. Not one, but two cover reveals were released for my Joshua Thane spy thrillers, […]

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  • OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS

    Posted on 13 September 2017 | 8:07 am

    You’d think that sitting on your own in a quiet space with just you and your computer, or pen and paper, thinking your own thoughts would be the safest of occupations. Well, think again. There’s been a fair amount of chatter on the airwaves recently about the physical problems associated with sitting for extended periods […]

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  • SILLY SEASON

    Posted on 9 August 2017 | 9:23 am

    Sharp-eyed readers will note that I have been silent since June. No, I was not sunning myself throughout July, (well, that’s a bit of lie because I’ve done a fair amount of walking and appreciating my new surroundings) but with a new home to organise, people to see, writing projects aplenty, and a new cover […]

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  • ALL CHANGE

    Posted on 30 June 2017 | 1:02 pm

    We have now officially moved from ‘Crump Towers.’ I jest not. To explain, our last home was situated in ‘Crump Way’, named after William Crump, the head gardener at Madresfield Court, Malvern in the 1880’s.   He cultivated the ‘William Crump’ apple, which was lovely for him, but naming a location with ‘Crump’ in the title […]

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  • WORK IN PROGRESS

    Posted on 19 May 2017 | 9:16 am

    Twenty thousand words into a new novel, (WIP in the trade) I’ve stalled. No, I don’t have writer’s block. A house move is on the near horizon and it’s no exaggeration to say that, in this regard, I could give Kirstie and Phil a run for their money. A quick tot up, and I’ve lived […]

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  • NO APRIL FOOL

    Posted on 1 April 2017 | 9:28 am

    As predicted, March was a bonkers month. Two novels released: one in the US, one here and the realisation of a long-held dream with the publication of ‘Vixenhead’ by Harper Collins’ imprint, ‘Harper Impulse’ on March 24th. It was smashing to receive so many good wishes of support from those I knew and, as importantly, […]

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  • MARCH IS MY MONTH

    Posted on 1 March 2017 | 9:25 am

    I’m thrilled to announce that, this month, Midnight Ink is publishing ‘An Imperfect Past’ and sequel to ‘Beautiful Losers’ in the U.S. on March 8th and, on March 24th, Harper Collins’ Imprint Harper Impulse is publishing the e-book version of ‘Vixenhead’. Two novels in one month is a first and it feels remarkable. Both novels […]

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  • CRASHING OVER CORNFLAKES

    Posted on 9 January 2017 | 1:09 pm

    ‘I’m thinking of starting a support group for partners of writers.’ This little bombshell was dropped over breakfast some days ago. I think it was a joke because my other half, although a people person, is not given to joining groups of any persuasion, let alone starting one. Once I’d got over choking over my […]

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  • CARRY ON CHRISTMAS

    Posted on 12 December 2016 | 8:55 am

    A few weeks ago, I was in a blind panic about Christmas. Our family is large and my workload was larger. I had proofs to read for ‘An Imperfect Past’, the sequel to ‘Beautiful Losers.’ I had significant edits to make to my new novel for Harper Collins’ imprint ‘Harper Impulse’ (still making them). Editorial […]

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  • IN HER WAKE by Amanda Jennings

    Posted on 7 November 2016 | 9:15 am

    I finally read this highly acclaimed novel over a week ago. Sometimes books fail to live up to the hype. Most certainly, this isn’t one of them. I loved it from the opening page to the last. It’s the kind of novel whose characters stay with you long after the final chapter brings the story […]

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