Category Archives: The Writing Life

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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The year that was… 2021

Well. We started the year with high hopes, but as far as the pandemic was concerned, 2021 was just another day at the office. So today, there are more empty places at the table, more friends marked by the disease, … 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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Classic Comfort Reads… with Terri Nixon

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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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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Classic Comfort Reads… with Cass Grafton

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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The #WritingLife, and summer in Switzerland…

It hasn’t been one of those glorious sunshiney summers here in N.E. Switzerland. We’ve had good days, bad days and downright disgusting days. Our lake is very high, but thankfully we escaped the worst of the flooding other parts of … Continue reading

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Classic Comfort Reads… with Alison Morgan

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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