Duck Day – a short story

Between writing novels, it's refreshing to do something less demanding, and quicker. I keep an eye out for writing prompts, and a while ago, this one caught my attention: International Stale Bread Day. The resulting short story, I entitled Duck Day, and begins on a stretch of common land behind…

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Read an extract of Beyond the Yew Tree

Check out the latest posts on the virtual blog tour from the comfort of your sofa... Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers - a dream - read an extract Tizi's Book Review - A story that keeps you on the edge on your seat. Beautifully written about how the truth is the…

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Interviewing the author

It's day two of my blog tour, and I have a couple of places to visit, so please follow me. Splashes into Books invited me along for an interview. Faced with questions, it can be a little daunting - what to reveal about myself and my books? However, I actually…

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Beyond the Yew Tree is live and on tour!

My latest book is out on release and its gone on tour. You can read reviews and a guest post today, so please pop along to the blogs below and meet the fantastic book bloggers and reviewers who help support authors. Beyond the Yew Tree is out on Amazon on…

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Taking my book on a virtual tour

In the current unfortunate situation the world is facing doing as much as possible virtually is the best option. For an author the most rewarding way to celebrate a new book launch is to take it on tour, which I'm doing, but it's okay, nobody need leave their sofa to…

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Uplift yourself

There's no such genre as uplift, just as there isn't one called griplit, which is applied to thrillers, it's just marketing jargon used to encourage readers to jump on your book. However, it's at the back of my mind when I write that my books progress to an endpoint that…

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Places that inspire writers

We’ve all seen public buildings in our towns and cities: hospitals, schools, churches and swimming pools. Old and new in style, they perform a function and have a familiar interior. Some of these buildings, though, we perhaps only recognise on the outside. I’ve passed courthouses, the magistrates and the crown…

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Beyond the Yew Tree – available on pre-order

Publication day is one month off, but if you can't wait, then you can pre-order the Kindle edition now.  Paperback will be available, too. So, head on over to Amazon, and order or add to you wishlist. Still not sure?  You can read the opening pages here. Beyond the Yew…

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Cover reveal – guess the location

My third book is, like my first two, set in the east of England, but I've shifted a little north, out of East Anglia, but where? The cover is the clue. A Medieval city on a steep hill. With a castle... And a cathedral... If you don't recognise it, then…

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Life imitating my books

I do like researching. I'm a natural researcher when it comes to digging up information and for many years that was my main career: finding and managing information. These days, the closest I get to researching is watching programmes like Who do you think you are?  It's not the celebrity…

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