Category Archives: My books

How (not) to name your minor characters…

I may be having problems with my current work-in-progress… Draft one was completed and polished a few months ago and went to my fabulous editor for the first edit. (Edit 1 is mainly about the plot, structure and character development) … Continue reading

Posted in books, My books, The Writing Life | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

The Runaway, on location…

I’ve never set a book in an area I haven’t visited. Having said that, most of The Runaway takes place in Cornwall, and it’s many a long day since I was there – but the impressions I had then have … Continue reading

Posted in books, My books, The Writing Life, travel | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Publication day for The Runaway – Extract

Well. It isn’t quite the publication day I’d imagined for my book – it feels wrong to be celebrating when there’s so much bad stuff going on in the world and we’re all so worried and tense.But some things, once … Continue reading

Posted in My books, The Writing Life | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

The Runaway – an escape that went horribly wrong…

And here it is, psychological suspense book nine, and it’s on pre-order now for March 24th, when the ebook is published. (Click the cover to see it on Amazon.) The pre-order price of just 99p/c will run until the end … Continue reading

Posted in books, My books, The Writing Life | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Coming soon – book nine. 📘 And two goodbyes…

Who was it said that writing a book is a marathon and not a sprint? Two or three years ago, an idea started jogging around in my head. A couple of news stories had been hitting the headlines, about people … Continue reading

Posted in books, Life in Switzerland, My books, The Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

2019 – the best of times and the worst of times… (a minimalist’s version)

2019 had its ups and downs. We won’t mention politics, but here are a few of the book- and Swiss-shaped highlights and lowlights… Best book moment: holding my first copy of Stolen Sister, published in March by the Bloodhound Books … Continue reading

Posted in books, Life in Switzerland, My books, The Writing Life | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

The last of summer…

Summer is definitely over. Down on the lake bank yesterday morning, I saw the trees are turning, and in spite of the beautiful sunshine, there was a bite in the air. Time to coorie in for autumn… But before we … Continue reading

Posted in books, Life in Switzerland, My books, The Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Wedding Bells in Switzerland, or, How (not) to organise your wedding…

The fifth and last …in Switzerland novella is out, and to celebrate, the first, A Lake in Switzerland, is absolutely free for a few days! So if you haven’t tried the novellas yet, grab A Lake… and see how you … Continue reading

Posted in books, Life in Switzerland, My books, travel | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

The Cover Art: Wedding Bells in Switzerland…

The fifth and final novella in my ‘…in Switzerland‘ series will be out later this month – and this time, it’s the wedding! Organising a wedding is never easy, and when the two familes concerned live in separate countries, you’re … Continue reading

Posted in books, My books, The Writing Life, travel | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Chocolate… 🍫

Easter isn’t about confectionary, but for most of us, chocolate is involved somewhere along the way… Chocolate eggs… Chocolate bunny… Chocolate cake… Chocolate buttons… Chocolate ice cream… Chocolate biscuits… Chocolate sandwich… Hot chocolate… Or simply… chocolate… I wish you all … Continue reading

Posted in Life in Switzerland, My books | Tagged , , | 5 Comments