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Worst-Case Scenario…

Imagine, for a moment, you are old. Your partner is gone now; your children are living their own lives far away. Your health isn’t what it was, and the technological world of today is often confusing. You are lonely. One … Continue reading

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How much romance do you need in your thriller?

A thrilling romance… or a romantic thriller??? Romance in a thriller can be problematic, as I found out when I was writing Ward Zero, and my editor advised me to change the sex of one of my main characters… A … Continue reading

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2016 – the best of times and the worst of times… (a minimalist’s version)

The death of David Bowie on January 10th was a shock to many people, including me, and 2016 did seem to provide us with more than usual ‘famous deaths’. It’s been a big year in politics, too. But here’s my … Continue reading

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Who brings your cat’s Christmas presents???

This time next week… actually, by next Sunday, Christmas will be over here – we celebrate on the 24th in Switzerland. At some point late afternoon or early evening, the Christ-child brings not only the presents, but also the Christmas … Continue reading

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Visiting Auntie M…

I’m delighted to be on Marni Graff’s blog today, talking about devious scammers and hospitals and why I wrote Ward Zero. Read all about it here. Marni is an American writer – we met on Facebook a couple of years … Continue reading

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Doctor! Doctor!

Like most people who have ever taught English as a foreign language, I have a large collection of jokes. If you give your students a page of text to read as homework, they may or may not do it. If, … Continue reading

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Ward Zero – out now!

I honestly can’t remember when I started writing this one, but it was well before I started Chosen Child, back in October ’14. I like having different projects on the go. Ward Zero has been my main one this year … Continue reading

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Speechless…

‘Ooh là là!!’ said the French lady. We were at Zürich Airport, almost at the top of the queue to go through security with our hand luggage. The French lady, me, a young couple from somewhere in Eastern Europe, by … Continue reading

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Ward Zero – problems along the way…

For the first time on my own website, here’s the cover of my newest book. Ward Zero can be pre-ordered on kindle now (click the cover for details) and will be published on October 1st. The paperback will follow on … 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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