The Chicken Soup Murder has been shortlisted for a prize three times. Here are the ups and down in the birth and life of a novel.Continue reading “Knock three times”
Shortlisted again: will it be third time lucky for my novel The Chicken Soup Murder?Continue reading “Third time lucky?”
May is not just one of the loveliest months for blossom, it’s also a time for celebrating short stories. Love writing them? Love reading them? Or do you need convincing?Continue reading “Love of short fiction”
When an idea strikes, do you feel the need to write it down?Continue reading “Scraps”
Where I write
My favourite place for writing is in bed. When up and dressed I sit in a doorway.Continue reading “A year through my window”
Massive radio fan as I am, it was a great to be asked to record an interview with Geoff Carter of UK Talk Radio. He asked me how I got started as a writer, where that led, and about my debut novel, The Chicken Soup Murder.Continue reading “UK Talk Radio”
‘A book launch is a bit like a wedding, except that you’ve done something to deserve it.’ Continue reading “Launching the Soup!”
On Tuesday 21 November, I’ll be reconnecting Bridport Past to Bridport Present with the launch of my debut novel, The Chicken Soup Murder.
I like solitude. Even before I needed peace for writing (though, come to think of it, I’ve managed to work with the sound of sanding and drilling going on for the past few years) I liked being on my own: to hear my own thoughts and observe the world and dream, not having to talk (except to myself) or be derailed by someone else’s thought train.
And then you take yourself and your work out in public …