Book sanctuary

Sanctuary for books.Sometimes I look around and wonder where on earth all the books in our house came from. I know we live in a big house but even so the number of dusty tomes has reached an alarming level, one that has to be rebalanced before the weight of the books becomes dangerous.My husband … Continue reading Book sanctuary

Title matters.

What made you choose your book title? Did you have any regrets? I called my first book Feast of the Antlion. I thought it was different enough to make people look twice. Which has to be good, doesn’t it? Well I am now not so sure that it was such a clever plan. I have … Continue reading Title matters.

Making it matter.

“What was the trigger for your book?”This simple question has made a huge difference to my approach to writing as it made me think about what was important and how perhaps I could make my stories matter. More important, it prompted me to ask, could I write something that might make a difference to someone’s … Continue reading Making it matter.

Cystic Fibrosis

One of the most frequently asked questions I get when I say I have written a book concerning the effects of Cystic Fibrosis on a family is “Does someone in your family have this condition?” The answer is would have that to the best of my knowledge no one in my immediate family has ever … Continue reading Cystic Fibrosis

It hurts.

Sometimes I have an idea for a blog which gets put off because it is too painful to write. My latest book, Breathless, is a novel about a family coping with the strains of everyday life, including dealing with Cystic Fibrosis. I have angled the book more at how the family are coping or in … Continue reading It hurts.

More garden delights in January

I also found these gems flowering in the garden in the first week of the year. Not a bad selection considering the wet weather we have experienced here in the south west of England. I hope they will cope with the expected cold snap that is forcast. The beauty of the mahonia, and sarcococca are … Continue reading More garden delights in January