Q&A with author Judith Baker

My latest interview victim is Judith Baker, who writes domestic noir/psychological thrillers under the name J.A. Baker, published by Bloodhound Books. Ms Baker forthrightly answers my questions on finding time to write, tackling difficult subjects, genre issues and the stresses and conflicts of being a writer. Apologies Judith for the somewhat delayed appearance of this … More Q&A with author Judith Baker

My week away from civilisation, in which I sought inspiration and found only a long, deep silence

This August I set off alone to the house in the mountains of south-west France that my husband and I visit intermittently. I was hoping to write copiously and come up with reams of ideas for novel 4 (novel 2 is now finished and novel 3 is awaiting a final edit). A week without a dog to walk or a … More My week away from civilisation, in which I sought inspiration and found only a long, deep silence

How to get a novel written despite chronic illness via @bookish_yogi #writingtips

Author Rachel Burton shares her tips on how best to manage your writing practice for those with a long-term health condition. They were gleaned from the process of writing her debut novel, The Many Colours of Us, published in April 2017 by HQ. However, most of them sound to me like excellent suggestions for anyone who … More How to get a novel written despite chronic illness via @bookish_yogi #writingtips

Writing and Living: How I Do It #guestpost #amwriting #writerslife

This week my guest is author Louise Walters, who shares how she finds time to write, edit and publish while looking after her 5(!!) children. Hats off to Louise. I am impressed, and vow to stop watching any more addictive TV crime dramas or twisty thrillers. Soon.  Given this is a subject close to my heart, I … More Writing and Living: How I Do It #guestpost #amwriting #writerslife