Category Archives: Authorial voice

Back to Basics?

Anyone remember these little bits of plastic? I found this in a box in my study the other day, when I was hunting for a missing phone cable (why are all cables not standardized, to save all this hassle?). The … Continue reading

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Holiday reading?

If you’ve not yet read ‘Family Business’ or its sequel ‘Queen of the Road’, they’re currently available in the Kindle store for a mere 99p each!    

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Writer’s holiday?

A busman’s holiday is one that involves doing the same thing that you do at work. Maybe writers are a bit like busmen—however hard they try they can never really leave that essential part of themselves behind. We’d had a … Continue reading

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More than a pause…

Things don’t always go according to plan. There must be a good many people who’ve thought that over the past year—David Cameron and Theresa May among them. But it’s not just out in the wide world that life can scatter … Continue reading

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New paperback!

‘A Scent of Roses’ is now out in paperback. It’s the first of my novels never to have been in a print book before, and the only novel for which I’ve done all the publishing, first as an ebook and … Continue reading

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Not so very long ago…

I had a shock yesterday. Circumstances have forced me to tidy my study (well, when the heating engineer needs to run pipes under your built-in desk unit, that has to be a sign doesn’t it?). In a long-forgotten corner, I … Continue reading

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Critical pause…

I’d forgotten how much work is involved in writing a historical novel. It’s not just the research, but the need to immerse yourself in the minds and hearts of people living in very different times, with quite different hopes and … Continue reading

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