The Finish Line is in Sight

As we wave goodbye to the Olympics in the UK, I’m left feeling a great sense of pride for all the talented athletes that took part, sharing the elation of those who managed to achieve their aims: whether to reach the event, make a certain round, or gain a medal. All those years of hard … Read More →

Novels: What Makes a Title?

As my second book starts to take shape, I’m increasingly aware that I haven’t chosen a title yet. Scratch that. I’ve chosen several, none of which seem to quite fit. So, how important is a book title? Last month I read an article by a leading UK agent who said it was the title and … Read More →

Novel Settings: The Perfect Time of Year for Murder

Deciding what time of year to set your book can prove quite a dilemma. And it’s a dilemma you need to resolve before you begin to write, because it permeates the whole story. A no brainer, you might say? But, when you become immersed in the writing of a novel, it can be easy to … Read More →

The Face behind the Skirt

I was the toddler glued to my Mum’s hip, the little girl who hid behind her skirt in the supermarket. As the years folded by, I learnt to hold my own and be less afraid of the big wide world, yet I still don’t seek notoriety. I’d offer to play in your band, but as … Read More →

Finding the Time…

Diary of a Newbie Novelist Many of us Newbies balance our writing with family commitments and day jobs. When I wrote my first book, it was my hobby and I was able to devote what little spare time I had to it, undivided. These days, times have moved on… Click here to read more: