First sign that you should maybe pack it in for the day? When, rather than working on the plot for your next novel, you start arranging your Han Solo figurine in improbable locations. Witness for the prosecution – the tape dispenser. And, yes. That’s the tape dispenser that did the Kessel Run in less than …

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Multiple problems, to be honest. So, you’re writing along, minding your own business, when out of nowhere, the opportunity to describe … er, how to put this?… an intimate scene pops up (no pun intended). Being a ‘no holds barred’ kinda person, I dive in, literarily speaking (no typo – literarily is the word I …

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Yes, that would be brand new copies of my last two novels, ‘The Honourable Thief’, and ‘The Water Diviner’, in the free little library I wrote about last week. So it’s now home to two of my books. Milton Street, Elwood. Too much? Too self-serving? So sue me if I want to share my work …

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As someone who’s attempting to make a living out of the pulling together of words to create something that the odd person may wish to spend some hard-earned cash on, I should probably be dead against free libraries. But how could I? They’re the most delicious affirmation of the universal appeal of stories and words …

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Only, then, there are members of my family who may never speak to me again! But, see – blurbs, dedications, acknowledgments pages – I just can’t. So my proof copies are missing various rather crucial bits 😬! Apologies to Pan Macmillan. But we all have those little things in what we do, don’t we? Those …

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