• Merry Month of May

    Posted on 25 May 2018 | 8:17 am

    What a month. And I don’t mean the Royal Wedding.   No, I mean lots of new stuff going on. Firstly, I’m very happy to confirm my participation in the Jericho Writers 2018 York Festival in September. Running from the 7th-9th, it promises to be bigger and better and the ‘go-to’ place for unpublished writers to […]

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  • APRIL MASH-UP

    Posted on 20 April 2018 | 12:35 pm

    It’s a bit of a ‘tatty’ post this month because, looking back over April, I’ve been flitting from one thing to another like a proverbial buzzy/busy bee. It began with me playing an April fool on my best writing pal. This deserves some context. We pretty much natter via email most days and live close […]

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  • LITERARY KARMA

    Posted on 16 March 2018 | 12:40 pm

    Scooting around on Facebook, as you do, I spotted a number of writers who are embarking on edits, often after submitting drafts of new novels to agents or editors a couple of months ago. Now we all know that the likelihood of writing something fabulous straight off is as likely as winning Euromillions, but I […]

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  • SO WHO DO YOU THINK I AM?

    Posted on 26 February 2018 | 10:20 am

    ‘You like violence, don’t you?’ This was said to me a few months ago, not by a tetchy reader at a panel, (some years ago at Crimefest, a lady complained about violence in fiction. Mercifully, I was not the only target of her ire) but a close family member. It might have been a tease, […]

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  • BOOKS GALORE

    Posted on 8 January 2018 | 5:31 pm

    I had fond hopes of bursting into 2018 rested and full of good cheer after a lovely Christmas break. Instead, I’m sort of limping in half-cocked after a bout of ‘flu. Now don’t get me wrong, this is not the full-on Aussie version. I have not been hospitalised, but it was bad enough to put […]

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  • HAT TRICK

    Posted on 1 December 2017 | 1:47 pm

    Last Friday, I was in the slightly surreal position of celebrating three novels published in 2017 with the same publisher. ‘House of Lies’, ‘A Deadly Trade’ and ‘Final Target’ are released under the Killer Reads’ imprint, the first a female led psychological thriller, the others part of the Joshua Thane series and could be regarded […]

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  • 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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