Sometimes, life has a way of throwing spanners in my path. These last few months, it's certainly been very busy doing so. The latest instalment includes website trouble of the kind that may need me to rebuild the whole thing, so it's perhaps understandable that I've not been blogging as much as I … [Read more...] about An Unexpected Afterlife, or Shadow Realm is out today!
This character does not cooperate. Let's kill him. I imagine that most writers have said that at some point in their careers. I had such a point this afternoon, but.... killing Serrai just isn't an option. Yet. If he keeps throwing spanners into my careful works, I might be persuaded to change my … [Read more...] about Cover Reveal: Shadow Realm
Were he real, today would be Jack Horwood's birthday. And ever since Job Hunt I've used his birthday, and Gareth's on July 30th, as a kind of writing deadline. First, to get Job Hunt submitted. Then, the following year to finish first Ghosts and then House Hunt. I've had a similar project every year … [Read more...] about Like the King and his General – Sword Oath is Out!
I caught my husband's summer cold. But, so what? Yes, I can't sleep or breathe, and my head is having a painful argument with itself, but far more importantly, I've just hit my Camp NaNo target of 30k words and it's only July 16th. And more importantly than that: I've just typed THE END under … [Read more...] about THE END – Typing Those Words Never Gets Old
Jack Horwood is a card-carrying coffee addict. And three years ago, when the first book telling Jack's story came out I was toasting him on his way with an outsize mug of coffee. It seemed only fitting. Today, book #4, Swings & Roundabouts, is out. And because it's more of a Gareth book - in my … [Read more...] about Swings & Roundabouts is out and I’m channeling Gareth!
This Jack and Gareth short is set between House Hunt and Swings & Roundabouts. Jack snuffled in his sleep and burrowed deeper into the sheets. He’d flung his left arm across Gareth’s waist and his right arm hugged the pillow his head rested on. Gareth wondered whether it would be worth risking … [Read more...] about Hugs and Shortbread | A Jack and Gareth Story