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 find that interviews make me realise things about my books, the characters and what motivates me and that in the midst of writing, it’s easy to forget what draws a reader into your book.

Jess Bookish Life enjoyed the dual timeline, and has posted a lovely review explaining why. She also posted this fabulous picture – I hope she doesn’t mind me stealing it!


Beyond the Yew Tree – Amazon Link

Whispers in the courtroom.
Only one juror hears them.
Can Laura expose the truth before the trial ends?

In an old courtroom, a hissing voice distracts reluctant juror, Laura, and at night recurring nightmares transport her to a Victorian gaol and the company of a wretched woman. Although burdened by her own secret guilt, and struggling to form meaningful relationships, Laura isn’t one to give up easily when faced with an extraordinary situation.

The child-like whispers lead Laura to an old prison graveyard, where she teams up with enthusiastic museum curator, Sean. He believes a missing manuscript is the key to understanding her haunting dreams. But nobody knows if it actually exists.

Laura is confronted with the fate of two people – the man in the dock accused of defrauding a charity for the blind, and the restless spirit of a woman hanged over a century ago for murder.

If Sean is the companion she needs in her life, will he believe her when she realises that the two mysteries are converging around a long-forgotten child who only Laura can hear?