Guest Post: Linda MacDonald on Writing Bullies, Stalkers, Narcissists and Manic Depressives via @LindaMac1

The latest author to take over my blog is Linda MacDonald, who tackles questions on the psychological themes that appear in her novels. All your novels have themes related to psychology running through them. Could you tell us a little bit about them? My early education was spent at a boys’ prep school. At the age … More Guest Post: Linda MacDonald on Writing Bullies, Stalkers, Narcissists and Manic Depressives via @LindaMac1

Women’s Fiction, or what? The Eternal Genre Conundrum @ThorneMoore

  This week I welcome another veteran author to my blog, Thorne Moore (in terms of number of books published and not years, I hasten to add – they include a book of self-published short stories and now a fourth novel, published by Endeavour). Ms Moore has written about the head-scratching process of deciding on a genre for one’s … More Women’s Fiction, or what? The Eternal Genre Conundrum @ThorneMoore

Summer Author Takeover AJ Waines: Making psychological thrillers a bit different @AJWaines

A special guest post for this week’s Summer Author Takeover by the bestselling author of six mystery-laden psychological thrillers, AJ Waines! Over to Ms Waines, who reveals her love of hidden things… As a former psychotherapist, it was a natural progression for me when I first had a go at writing fiction to choose psychological thrillers as … More Summer Author Takeover AJ Waines: Making psychological thrillers a bit different @AJWaines

Guest Post: Carol Cooper on the challenges posed by her debut novel @DrCarolCooper

The third in my Author Takeover Summer series of guest posts and interviews is Carol Cooper, or perhaps I should say Dr Cooper given she is a GP in her other life. Ms Cooper discusses the difficulties and challenges of writing and publishing her first novel, One Night at the Jacaranda. (Hampstead Fever, her second novel, was published in 2016.) … More Guest Post: Carol Cooper on the challenges posed by her debut novel @DrCarolCooper

Guest Post: Hemmie Martin on THE RELUCTANT MOTHER

Summer Blog Takeover To make a change from my musings on terrible things in the news, and because it’s summer and I’m looking forward to doing nothing much for a few weeks except read under shady trees and finish Book 2, my blog will look a little different for a while. Coming up is the first of a series of guest … More Guest Post: Hemmie Martin on THE RELUCTANT MOTHER

Real-life horrors, humour, running and fiction

Yet another terrorist atrocity, this time in London… and only a few miles from my home. I admit to feeling shocked and depressed for several days afterwards, despite making an effort to carry on as normal. Yes, though it can seem heartless, we need to do that as best we can, I believe, while doing our utmost to oppose Islamic extremism. … More Real-life horrors, humour, running and fiction