It’s been a while since I blogged thanks to being absorbed in writing a new thriller as well as editing another and proofing yet another – an ongoing process of publishing that sometimes feels as though it’s getting a bit out of hand, but I’ve finished the edits and have two books coming out now, Over Your Shoulder on July 1st and Cold Echo on 24th September.
Having not had a book out for over a year it feels a bit like London buses!
Continue Reading June 2019: Portugal, aeroplanes and real-life psychopaths
At last, Spring is here! I am slowly coming out of hibernation, although I have to say I didn’t get out too much last week since we were being battered by gale force winds and horizontal rain. Pretty foul, but it was good reading weather!
Today, however, the sun is out, the daffodils are bobbing and the birds singing and displaying like crazy, trying to attract a mate. It’s all energizing stuff, the result of which resulted in my having a massive spring clean over the weekend. Continue Reading March 2019: Coming out of hibernation…
Christmas is around the corner and you can guess what I’ve been buying… yes! BOOKS!
From the Private Eye annual to Tequila Mockingbird (cocktails with a literary twist) and The Penguin Book of Brexit Cartoons, there’s something cheery for everyone out there.
Continue Reading December 2018: Irons in the fire…
Yesterday I landed back in the UK from Tokyo and I am now sitting in my office feeling somewhat bleary with jet-lag but very content after sating my wanderlust. Japan is an incredible country, on the one hand it’s spiritual and harmonious and on the other it’s absolutely crazy. A real land of contrasts.
Continue Reading October 2018: A land of contrasts
Well, what a summer!
After what seems to have been the longest winter EVER, we’ve had the longest, hottest summer EVER. For weeks I’ve been feeling like I’m on holiday even if I’m not. This has been disastrous on the productivity front.
I’m not on holiday. But the holiday feeling continues.
Continue Reading August 2018: Long, hot summer
Well, hello spring!
After what seems to have been the longest winter EVER, the sun is finally out, blossom blooming, and the birds are nesting. The only drawback when the weather cheers up is that I’d rather be outside than in, so sitting at my computer becomes a bit of an effort. Today, for example, I’ve been out all morning, notebook in hand, and as usual when I’m walking, I’ve returned bursting with more ideas for my stand-alone.
Continue Reading May 2018: Hello, spring!
So, the Beast from the East has returned to the UK but luckily, I’m all tucked up in my office with the heating going flat out. I love being snowed in, but must admit that’s only when I don’t have to be going anywhere…
Continue Reading March 2018: Staying cosy…
Well, here we are, well into the New Year and in the middle of my least favourite month. February always seems to drag on forever, but I have to admit that the dull grey days are great for this writer as I don’t have any urge to head outside and play hookey!
Continue Reading February 2018: Playing hookey…
Yippee! The eBook for Know Me Now is now out! And so far the reviews have been great, so I’m really pleased. It’s always a bit of a harrowing time until you get some feedback on a new book, and the relief at all those 4 and 5 star reviews has been massive, believe me.
Continue Reading December 2017: Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Here are my top book picks…
Fancy getting ahead of the game? Grabbing a free, pre-publication copy of my new book Know Me Now?
Just go to NetGalley and in return for your free copy all you have to do is give it an honest review. It doesn’t have to be an essay – I know how busy everyone is – but a line or two and a rating would be fantastic. I’d love to know what you think!
Continue Reading November 2017: Even villains like a bit of Christmas pudding…