On the eve of a new year…and a new book.

2017 was a rollercoaster year, in positive and negative ways. If the universe has a balance, then I would say that the scales were tipped mostly in my favour this year, but there were enough moments of darkness to remind me that all pleasure should be enjoyed in the moment and not taken for granted. […]

A whole word in my head…

~In a novel you have to resist the urge to tell everything.~ ~Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real? ~ J.K. Rowling  Before I started writing the Little Somerby series of books, I never used to understand what JK Rowling meant […]

Jonathan Carter – reforming cad, wheeler dealer, hopeless flirt and ‘spare’.

While submitting Far From the Tree to agents, I am currently trying to take my mind off the process by continuing to write the next book in the series, Sweeter than Cider. This has led me up some interesting alleyways, down some intriguing garden paths and introduced me to a whole new set of possibilities for giving the […]