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 […]

How I came to write SPANISH LAVENDER

It was when I was interviewing women for my book Daughters of Spain that I first heard about the massacre on the road between Málaga and Almeria in February 1937, early […]

The Way of Saint James

El Camino de Santiago (The Way of St James) A couple of years ago I got the idea of writing a novel about a woman walking the Camino de Santiago, […]


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? […]

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 […]

Overnight in Cádiz

Some years ago we decided to mark our wedding anniversary by going away for a few days rather than the usual dinner out and a present that neither of us […]