Joan Fallon

Authors’ Corner: meet Helen Hollick

This month I am pleased to invite the well-known author and blogger, Helen Hollick, to Authors’ Corner, to share some of her thoughts and ideas on writing historical fiction. Although […]

Doñana National Park

One of my favourite places in Spain is the National Park of Doñana which lies along the banks of the Guadalquivir estuary. It has been drawing me back there time […]

Latest release from Joan Fallon:

The latest book in the Jacaranda Dunne mystery series is now available for pre-order on Kindle. All being well, the release date is 15th September for both the paperback version […]

Authors’ Corner: Linda Bennett Pennell

I always find it interesting and inspiring to talk to other authors, and today my interview is with the American author Linda Bennett Pennell, who has been an online acquaintance […]

Visit the towns of Moorish Spain.

In my historical series about Moorish Spain I mention a number of small towns in Andalusia which have played their own part in the history of the region, and I […]

FLAMENCO: the music of Spain

Traditionally, flamenco has always been associated with Spain and the Roma or gypsy way of life, but in fact there was a similar culture of music and dance in southern […]

Pre-order Dark Heart: a Jacaranda Dunne mystery

Book 2 in the Jacaranda Dunne murder mystery series, Dark Heart, is available for pre-order. Both the Kindle version and the paperback will be released on 19th March. By pre-ordering […]

Gypsies in Spain

In my new novel, Book 3 of the Jacaranda Dunne Mysteries, some of my characters are gypsies, so I have been busy finding out all I can about the history […]


Have you ever noticed how the names of a lot of towns in Andalusia end in “de la frontera”?  It used to puzzle me when I first came to Spain, […]