Category Archives: The Writing Life

It’s CHRI – STMAS at Fabrian Books đźŽ„

Not so many shopping days to go now… This time next week, Advent will have well and truly started, and at Fabrian Books, we have lots of feel-good novels and novellas out to celebrate the season. Picture yourself by one … Continue reading

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Book news… đź“š

There’s a new book on the way here in N.E. Switzerland. My current full-length novel project has been chuntering along slowly, its progress slightly hampered by bringing out my novella series. However, a couple of weeks ago I signed a … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to feel…

Writing is often a lonely business. Even if you’re sitting with your laptop in the middle of a busy cafe, as many do, the process of getting your thoughts onto the page is definitely a one-person job. Even if you’re … Continue reading

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Recently read and enjoyed…

This summer’s ultra-hot weather means I’ve spent more time lazing around on my balcony than I might have, a glass of something by my side and my kindle to hand. Most of the books I read are crime fiction of … Continue reading

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The Writing Life…

Lots of people say it, and it’s true – writing is one third actual writing, and two thirds all the other ‘stuff’ – editing, arranging promotions, thinking and plotting, editing, organising cover images, learning how to do things with your … Continue reading

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Cornwall…

…is the setting for my second novel. Which, as of today, is also my seventh novel… The Cold Cold Sea was re-released today with a fab new cover by The Cover Collection – I love it! (Purchase info HERE) I … 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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Train travel in middle England…

My journey from N.E. Switzerland to sunny Leeds didn’t start well. I arrived at ZĂĽrich Airport well on time, only to see DELAYED in large letters beside my flight. Ah, well. I’d allowed two and a half hours between landing … Continue reading

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Statues (and things) in Switzerland…

  On Friday and Saturday I spent a few hours in Zug, Central Switzerland, on the way to and from Louise Mangos’ Strangers on a Bridge launch do. There’s a lot to like in Zug – a beautiful lake, a … 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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