WHY I BEGAN WRITING CRIME FICTION  So why did I start writing crime fiction when I enjoy writing historical novels? Well I suppose there are two reasons why I turned […]

Thank you Ernest Hemingway

I have often been asked who was the author who most influenced my writing and invariably I have fudged the answer; I’ve read everything from Tolstoy to William Boyd, I’d […]


Welcome to ‘Last Minute Books’ – a blog tour featuring a number of authors who would like to check that you’ve thought of absolutely everything for your holidays. Suitcase packed? […]


Being an ex-pat living on Spain’s Costa del Sol, it’s nice from time to time to get together with other ex-pats and the Costa Women‘s group is great for that. […]

2 new book reviews from HNS INDIE REVIEW

THE ONLY BLUE DOOR HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY INDIE REVIEW January 2014 Most of us are familiar with child evacuation during World War 2, but I wonder how many know about child […]

Interview on Mijas 3.40 TV

Last week I drove to Fuengirola to meet Karen McMahon, an interviewer with the Mijas International section of Mijas 340 TV.  This excellent local television channel serves both Spanish and […]