Why my next library talk will NOT involve an overhead projector

One evening last week, while sensible people headed outside to enjoy the unseasonal British heat, I arrived at a community library to deliver a talk about my debut novel BLIND SIDE. For some reason I’d decided it would be worthwhile to give this talk in conjunction with a PowerPoint presentation, though I’d delivered it au … More Why my next library talk will NOT involve an overhead projector

News and Plans for 2018

This post is a little later than I intended owing to being away over Christmas, domestic interruptions (fridge delivery, Virgin cutting off our internet), other things needing attention (tax return) and time-management issues. Writing news In 2017 I started submitting short stories to competitions and devoted regular mornings to writing (and editing) them. Earlier this … More News and Plans for 2018

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