Tag Archives: The Attic Room

Switzerland… The Rhine Falls

It’s a murky autumn day here in N.E. Switzerland – the leaves are falling and we can see Lake Constance from the flat again. (That’s it around the middle of the photo.) Ours is the second largest lake in the … Continue reading

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Self-publishing – shocks and surprises…

This week saw two very different ‘anniversaries’ in my flat in north-east Switzerland. The first, and arguably the more important, was the 10-week birthday of The Attic Room, my first venture into self-publishing. When I released it I reckoned I’d … Continue reading

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Your name in books…

Can you spell your name in books? This is a fun blog game I came across last week, when I was catching up with things after my break in Scotland. It had me wandering round my bookcases looking for titles … Continue reading

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A week in (sunny) Scotland…

A week isn’t a long time when you want to cram in family stuff, visiting friends, and book events – not to mention shopping in lovely UK shops. Highlight number one was meeting my brand new great-nephew, who was obliging … Continue reading

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Sun, sand and… sculptures!

It’s been an amazing summer here in the top right corner of Switzerland (once we got past June…) Here on our glorious lake, we’re able to enjoy all the summer advantages of this very international – I can see both … Continue reading

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Holidays!

Summer 2015 has been a funny one here in the top right-hand corner of Switzerland. After the rainiest June ever, we had the hottest July for 150 years, and up until yesterday this month has been equally hot – alas, … Continue reading

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Pictures and places…

It’s been a long journey, but the best bit about writing The Attic Room was the fact that I could revisit the book locations in my head. I especially enjoyed the Scottish ones – the lovely Isle of Arran on … Continue reading

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The Name Game – or, what (not) to call your characters…

We’ve talked before about the problems people face finding the right name for their children and animals. But for writers, name-finding problems don’t stop there; they carry straight on into the tricky task of finding good names for our characters. … Continue reading

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New book!

It’s been a busy week here in my new flat by the woods. Our local carpenter delivered the new standing desk to replace my home-made version, so now I can work away in comfort without worrying about cartons shifting when … Continue reading

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The Attic Room – out tomorrow!

This has been the hottest July since 2003 in our corner of Switzerland. In spite of this, our little wood is green and thriving, providing us with some welcome shade in the heat of the day. It also provides us … Continue reading

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