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 …
Tuesday 26 of September 2017 was that special day when I saw my novel as a book, with a life of its own, for the first time.
Gestation time for a novel is almost always a lot longer than it takes to produce a human baby. Continue reading “Novel? Due date delayed”
How sweet the reward for a job done. Delicious rhubarb and elderflower sorbet from West Bay.
The job: completing the author questionnaire or A.Q. to go with my forthcoming novel The Chicken Soup Murder.