It’s done, but not quite finished

6th February, 2016

I’ve just completed the third book in my Smugglers’ Town Mysteries series. It isn’t finished though and over the next months the manuscript will be edited, commented upon and proof read in readiness for publication in the summer. This is a time when I step back from the story, remove myself from the world I’ve… Read More

Of Mentors and Tormentors

7th March, 2015

I’m very lucky indeed to have not one, but two writing mentors. Writing can be a solitary occupation where you take yourself to your writing ‘place’ and get down to the task of creating worlds, real or imaginary, depending upon the type and genre. My mentors scrutinise my work, offering suggestions and encouragement in equal… Read More