Tag Archives: Bloodhound Books

Pictures of a book… Stolen Sister

I’ve been holed up in my writing cave for many weeks now, getting the first draft of what will hopefully be book nine down – and yesterday, I typed THE END. (That’s my excuse for the lack of regular blog … Continue reading

Posted in books, My books, The Writing Life, travel | Tagged , , , , , | 17 Comments

Recently read and enjoyed (2)

Winter is a good time to cuddle up on the sofa, a glass of wine at your side and a good book in your hands/kindle/phone/iPad. Here are a few of my recent reads – in no particular order: Call the … Continue reading

Posted in books, The Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Snow Light…

I’d like to welcome Danielle Zinn to the blog today, to tell us about her atmospheric novel Snow Light. I read it last winter and was fascinated; it’s one of those books where the setting becomes another character. And the … Continue reading

Posted in books, Guest Posts, travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book news… 📚

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

Posted in books, My books, Scotland, The Writing Life, travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Jennie Ensor: The Girl in his Eyes

I’m very pleased to welcome Jennie Ensor to the blog today. The Girl in his Eyes is her second novel, and it’s a story with a difference. A few weeks ago, I talked to Jennie – who as you’ll see … Continue reading

Posted in books, Guest Posts | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

An old book and some new/old friends…

I was in England over the weekend – a flying visit from Zürich Airport to London Luton, and it was my first-ever Easy Jet flight. I was pleasantly surprised – my knees didn’t touch the seat in front, there was … Continue reading

Posted in books, My books, The Writing Life, travel | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Pictures of a story…

Most of my books have relatively vague locations. Somewhere in Yorkshire… a few miles from Newquay… between Glasgow and Edinburgh… Chosen Child, however, is set in lovely St Ives, and the main action in Death Wish takes place in Glasgow, … Continue reading

Posted in My books | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Over the sea to… Friedreichshafen

Our lake – Lake Constance – is huge. 536 square kilometres, to be exact. Standing on the banks on a misty day, you can almost imagine you’re gazing out over the Atlantic. The photo below was taken from the Austrian … Continue reading

Posted in Life in Switzerland, travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

If wishes were horses…

When I was a child, my greatest wish was to own a pony. Unfortunately, we lived in the middle of Glasgow, and a pony would have decimated the family finances anyway. I had to make do with a budgie, and … Continue reading

Posted in My books, The Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Weather mixed…

Back in the day, a summer holiday postcard from friends or family was an almost daily occurrence. I remember my mother having a long row on the mantelpiece, and I would stand on tiptoe to see them all. Most were … Continue reading

Posted in My books, travel | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments