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 […]

The Next Big Thing

A short while ago I received an email from author Karen McCann inviting me to pass the torch for her in “The Next Big Thing”.  Karen is the author of […]

How do you find the time to write?

How do you find the time to write?  This is a question that I am often asked.  The answer is simple really: if you want to do something enough then […]

Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s

Punctuation  Changes in fashion affect all aspects of our lives, even grammar, but when it comes to punctuation there is little that can be modernised without distortion.  The trend in […]

Please find my Amy

At the end of last year I received a phone call from a distraught mother who wanted me to ghost write a book for her about her missing daughter.  Amy […]

Inspiration Talent and Creation Showcase

Last Saturday’s showcase for local talent on the Costa del Sol was, in itself, an inspiration but sadly poorly attended.  It proved an excellent forum for networking and talking to […]

Guest interview with the author JG Harlond

Guest interview with the novelist JG Harlond: In your latest book, “The Chosen Man“, you have an array of interesting and vivid characters.  How did you come up with them?  […]