Category Archives: The Writing Life

New Book… #amwriting #coverreveal

And here it is, the sensational cover image for my new book, The Un-Family, which will be published on November 15th. Big thanks here to Hobeck Books and their cover designer Jayne Mapp, who also designed the images for Daria’s … Continue reading

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#amwriting in a heatwave… #summer ’22

It’s been hottish, these past few weeks. I’ve often wished my ‘writing cave’ was a real cave, deep in a windswept cliff, perhaps, with lovely cold water running down the walls and bats flapping in and out. Or maybe not. … Continue reading

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Classic Comfort Reads… with Clare Chase

The idea behind the Classic Comfort posts is that each featured writer chooses a favourite title from the classics – we’ll define ‘classic’ as pre-1940 – and a favourite comfort read, a book they always return to, for whatever reasons. … Continue reading

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Book news! #amwriting #crimefiction

About ten days ago, a contract arrived in N.E. Switzerland. I signed, and sent it back to crime fiction publisher Hobeck Books, where it arrived on Friday. So now it’s official – book twelve is on the way, and I’m … Continue reading

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Classic Comfort Reads… with Terry Tyler

The idea behind the Classic Comfort posts is that each featured writer chooses a favourite title from the classics – we’ll define ‘classic’ as pre-1940 – and a favourite comfort read, a book they always return to, for whatever reasons. … Continue reading

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Springtime in #Switzerland #SilentSunday (almost)…

I took these photos late last month. Remember in Anne of Green Gables, how Matthew goes to the station to collect – he thinks – an orphan boy to work on the farm? He finds Anne, and on the way … Continue reading

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Cable ties and floor cloths, or: How to fix your washing machine… #householdtips

It’s something every woman (and man) dreads. Your previously law-abiding washing machine starts misbehaving… Instead of softly churning the washing around, supplying a reassuring background burr to daily life chez vous, it now sounds like a fireworks party out of … Continue reading

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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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Classic Comfort Reads… with Helen Pryke

The idea behind the Classic Comfort posts is that each featured writer chooses a favourite title from the classics – we’ll define ‘classic’ as pre-1940 – and a favourite comfort read, a book they always return to, for whatever reasons. … Continue reading

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