I posted some time ago that I hoped my latest novel, Dawn Rainbow, would be out before the end of the year. Sadly this was not possible. At the moment the draft is languishing on my computer, refusing to let me print a readable copy for proof reading. I can't seem to get the computer, … Continue reading New Year and New books.
A tip off about a mysterious house near Mallaig tempts DI Gavin McKay to set up surveillance. His boss becomes a suspect and he has to pretend to close his investigation. The death of his informant, and trust issues in the office make him continue his quest. Seeking information about a woman washed up on … Continue reading The Mallaig Link
Response to a 28 day blog challenge. Having made a mess of keeping up on a regular basis, I am going to attempt a brief response to the 28 prompts posted. Day 1 Earliest memory of writing. Making tiny books for my dolls. Day 2. Classes and workshops. I’ve attended a variety of events over … Continue reading 28 day blog challenge in one go
This year to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West a group of 14 artists got together and held an exhibition to add to the attraction of an open garden and a chance to peek into a grand Victorian house. My paperback had just come out the week before, so I was able to sell … Continue reading Art and Book Genres
I keep finding parallels with writing and gardening. My first writing attempts were rough and far from ready, a bit like a neglected patch of land. Scratching away at the overgrowth is the first step in creating a garden, I find a similar process is required with a first draft. Unnecessary plot lines get chopped … Continue reading Word Weeding.
Having only just released the paperback edition of Feast of the Antlion, I was rather surprised to find that Amazon are already marketing used copies. Is this an amazing plot that allows people who are intent of saving the planet by only buying recycled books a chance to get hold of a copy without feeling guilty? … Continue reading Used book already!
As of today Feast of the Antlion is available in Paperback complete with an isbn number, so it can be ordered from bookshops or online. ISBN 978-0-9572224-0-3 I never thought I would get to this point, but it is a great thrill to be able to hold the book and flip through the pages. It … Continue reading Paperback is out!
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month. May 2012 has prompted me to set myself a challenge. This is to complete, revise and prepare my novel for publication later in the year. Okay, I can hear you ask what has that to do with Cystic Fibrosis? The book is about how four member of a family cope with the disease … Continue reading Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Challenge
Most days I struggle to figure out what to do. Not so much what should I do, but more accurately, which of the myriad of choices will win the lottery of tasks to be tackled. With this tempting array it is hard to choose. Start building my new fund raising community? Write something new, a … Continue reading Paralysed by indecision.