Tag Archives: The Paradise Trees

What (not) to do when you rerelease a book…

As of yesterday, The Paradise Trees is available again on kindle, with the new-cover paperback coming in September. I’m very grateful for all the help I’ve had from the writing and blogging community – you’ve made it so much easier … Continue reading

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Same book, different cover…

It’s been an odd kind of writing week in N.E. Switzerland. I haven’t done much in the way of actual writing, although novella number four, Christmas in Switzerland, is coming along at a pace which makes me hopeful it can … Continue reading

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Two special offers… and hospitals, and a title for Book Five.

Here in Switzerland, schools have closed their doors for the summer. Yay! I hope for the school kids that this will be a nice sunny summer, even though 2016 is going to go down in history for a variety of … Continue reading

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Chosen Child – cover reveal

One of the best things about self-publishing is, you get to choose your own cover image. Not that I’m unhappy about my publisher’s choice for my first two books; in fact, until recently, the cover of The Paradise Trees was … Continue reading

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New book! The title is…

The first adult novel I started was The Cold Cold Sea, way back when my children were small. I wrote and wrote but then at some point I got stuck… and that was when I started The Paradise Trees. I … Continue reading

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2015 – The best of times and the worst of times… (a mimimalist’s version)

This time tomorrow, 2015 will be a thing of the past and we’ll all be watching the New Year’s Concert from Vienna. It’s been a year of ups and downs… Best moment: Holding The Attic Room for the first time. … Continue reading

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Toilet roll holders, and other tricky moving-house decisions…

If I had ten franks for every moving-house decision I’ve made in the past two and a bit years I could retire tomorrow, and go and live on a lovely tropical island and write books and watch the sun go … Continue reading

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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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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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Location, Location…

Setting is such an important part of every book, and it’s much easier to write about a place if you know the location well. The Paradise Trees takes place in Yorkshire, The Cold Cold Sea in Cornwall. I’ve visited both … Continue reading

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