Category Archives: My books

I #amwriting, #travel in Switzerland and a Chill award!

It’s been a busy week here in N.E Switzerland. On Monday, I travelled to Zürich to meet up with writing friends Louise Mangos – who’s coming on the blog later this month with her choice of Classic Comfort books – … Continue reading

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Not such a happy coincidence…

As coincidences go, it was a big one, and it nearly meant that one of my books wasn’t finished, never mind published. Going back a couple of years, I was watching a TV programme called The Heir Hunters, which was … Continue reading

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Visiting Tony Riches…

This week, I’m on Tony Riches’ blog, answering questions about Pact of Silence and writing in general. Do have a look, and while you’re there check out the rest of Tony’s website and his historical fiction set in Tudor times. … Continue reading

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Visiting Susanna Bavin…

A few weeks ago, writer Susanna Bavin, who writes as herself, Polly Heron and Maisie Thomas, invited me back to her blog to talk about cover love. It’s a great topic for a blog series, because while the main job … Continue reading

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Taster: Pact of Silence

It’s two more days until Pact of Silence hits the stores. We’ve had some lovely reviews from ARC readers and bloggers; huge thanks to you all. I know not everyone likes every book – I don’t either, but it’s always … Continue reading

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I #amwriting #books in Switzerland…

I have a couple of pieces of book news to share this weekend. First of all, Pact of Silence, suspense novel eleven (I can hardly believe I’ve written eleven…), is up on pre-order now, to be published on November 16th. … Continue reading

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The Case of the Budgie in the Garden…

When I was a small child, my parents were enthusiastic potato-growers. At least my father was, I’m not sure Mum was quite as passionate about it but she did her bit bravely. We lived in a cottage flat with a … Continue reading

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Summer on the building site…

It’s the fourth of July – Happy Independence Day, if you’re celebrating today. Happy summer too, and here’s hoping we get one. Here in Switzerland, we’ve had bursts of heat followed by violent storms followed by days of drizzle… and … Continue reading

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Future plans and a #NewBook

It’s the holiday weekend in Switzerland, and we have a couple of bookish things to celebrate here in my flat. The first is something I’ve been sitting on for a few weeks – then on Friday afternoon an interesting envelope … Continue reading

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Classic Comfort reads…

Now that the A-Z of books is drawing to a close (it’s the letter V next), I thought I’d start a new +/- monthly series, and this time, let other people choose the books too. I’m starting today, and next … Continue reading

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