I love writing cliff hangers. I love it when my characters suddenly spin in a circle and then go off in a direction I'd never even thought of. It doesn't always work. It often results in lots of extra editing and plotting headaches, but it's one of the things I love the most when writing. That … [Read more...] about Just Desserts
Welcome to the blog where I talk about boys and cats, share news and snippets of WiP and snark about the little annoyances without which life would be boring like running out of coffee or accidentally locking the cat into the bathroom... I might also muse about my day job or aim to make you ditch your diet by reminiscing about my favourite recipes, which is part of my day job. Sort of.
If I can work out how to handle image copyrights, I could even regale you with visual inspiration for my characters... now wouldn't that be nice? Screenfuls of Lawrence Nicotra and David Gandy. Yum.
So... welcome and thanks for stopping by!
The last four chapters of House Hunt, the next Jack & Gareth story, are kicking my butt. That's not a reason for panic. A year ago, the last four chapters of Job Hunt were doing exactly the same.I think that's pretty much par for the course when I'm writing suspense. Finding all the spanners … [Read more...] about Giving in to Random Cravings
You can't own a cat. That's a fact. Cats are independent, stubborn, aloof and very much their own creatures. They may choose to share their presence with you, but when they have had enough of company - or something more interesting presents itself - they're off with a twitch of whisker and a flick … [Read more...] about Pawprints on my Heart
The time of the Victorians is definitely not my favourite historical period. Just don't like the bigotry and two-facedness. That said, I've read a few amazing books set in Victorian England - even if I didn't seek them out myself. In my book, there's nothing wrong with having books recommended to … [Read more...] about Charmed by Magpie Magic
Have you ever been to a show or concert that was nice to look at but left you with that and so what? feeling at the end? Last night's Al Stewart concert at the Warwick Arts Centre wasn't one of those. Not by a long chalk.The venue was suitable, the lighting subtle, and the audience predisposed to … [Read more...] about When Skill Meets Passion You Get Magic
Release day was a hoot... and I got to hang out on Twitter, Facebook and tumblr much more than I usually do, chatting, noodling and drinking far too much tea. All while trying to answer some seriously tricky interview questions. Really, now...how can I choose just a single fictional character to … [Read more...] about Job Hunt On Tour