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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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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How do I write? #amwriting

A common question writers debate amongst themselves is do you write linear or not. Is it better for a writer to start at the beginning and move through the story to the end, or go to the part of the book that appeals most and start from there? Now, I…

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My desk is a little cluttered #amwriting

A cluttered desk - is it a sign of a disorganised mind or a busy one? I've a jotter pad with things scribbled on it, which at the time of writing meant something, but a few days later has lost all hope of being something. Stacked next to me are…

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