From dark days to OMG: How I got my 2nd publishing deal

As announced in my April post, my novel THE GIRL IN HIS EYES will be published by Bloodhound Books in September 2018 The due date, 18 September, is coincidentally the day after my birthday so I’ll have no excuse not to celebrate! Yesterday I handed in my last structural edits and now the copywriter will get … More From dark days to OMG: How I got my 2nd publishing deal

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

#BlogTour #BookReview #SeasOfSnow by @zinca #paperback #launch @unbounders

For my sins I have the Friday the 13th (morning) slot of the Seas Of Snow blog tour, which celebrates the paperback release of the debut novel by Kerensa Jennings. So here’s my review of this startling, beautifully written and hard-to-categorise novel. This review was first on my blog on 18 April 2017. In the interests … More #BlogTour #BookReview #SeasOfSnow by @zinca #paperback #launch @unbounders

Garden Palace: Turning historical mystery into urban fantasy via @PatriciaLeslieA

Today’s guest author, Patricia Leslie, was inspired by an unsolved real-life mystery – the origin of the huge fire which destroyed an impressive and important building in 19th century Sydney, Australia. Here’s the intriguing story of how Ms Leslie’s second novel Keeper of the Way (Crossing The Line, book one) came into being. It’s due … More Garden Palace: Turning historical mystery into urban fantasy via @PatriciaLeslieA

#Guest Post by Maggie Ritchie: Researching historical novels set in Paris and Africa @MallonRitchie

Today I welcome award-winning author and journalist Maggie Ritchie to my blog. Ms Ritchie reveals what she did to research her two novels, from checking out galleries and pavement cafes in Paris – hard work indeed! – to studying witch doctors.  Research is one of the great joys of writing an historical novel. When I wrote my … More #Guest Post by Maggie Ritchie: Researching historical novels set in Paris and Africa @MallonRitchie