Category Archives: My books

Swiss Mountains…

Scenic blog post alert… The past several weeks have been HOT here in N.E. Switzerland. 33-34°C every afternoon is a bit too much of a good thing – I wished several times I was halfway up a mountain, enjoying the … Continue reading

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Visiting Yorkshire and – new book!

After the fraught journey to get to Leeds, I settled down in my hotel and started the week’s busy programme of book and family events. First up was meeting writer Carmen Radtke, who was on the blog a few months … Continue reading

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The Cold Cold Sea – a book with many covers…

During the writing process, I’m not sure what I was expecting to see on the cover of my second book. It had various working titles along the way, until The Cold Cold Sea came to mind while I was looking … Continue reading

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What (not) to do when you rerelease a book…

As of yesterday, The Paradise Trees is available again on kindle, with the new-cover paperback coming in September. I’m very grateful for all the help I’ve had from the writing and blogging community – you’ve made it so much easier … Continue reading

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Same book, different cover…

It’s been an odd kind of writing week in N.E. Switzerland. I haven’t done much in the way of actual writing, although novella number four, Christmas in Switzerland, is coming along at a pace which makes me hopeful it can … Continue reading

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A Lake in Switzerland – live!

Fancy a holiday in N.E. Switzerland? It’s a lovely area, and I should know – I’ve lived here for nearly thirty years. If anyone had told me when I arrived in this little town on the banks of Lake Constance … Continue reading

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Holiday in Switzerland, anyone?

Imagine having the chance to spend a week in a hotel by a lovely Swiss lake, all expenses paid. That’s what happens to Stacy in my soon-to-be-published novella, A Lake in Switzerland. Just before the story starts, Stacy is wondering … Continue reading

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New beginnings…

It’s always hard when you lose a parent. The world changes, and you know it will never change back. When the second parent is gone, you become the oldest generation in the family, unless a grandparent or other elderly relative … Continue reading

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New land…

It’s been months since I joined Instagram. Yesterday, after months of trial, getting cross, error, and giving up, I finally worked out how to get pics onto my account. You have to use your mobile phone. For someone hopelessly devoted … Continue reading

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Feel-good fiction for Doctors without Borders… special offer!

It feels like a long time ago since February, when my charity anthology, The Saturday Secret came out, published by Fabrian Books. 2017 profits from this book are going to Doctors without Borders, who do excellent work where it’s needed … Continue reading

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