It’s odd that when you browse the political thriller charts on Amazon, you get something very different from what you see on TV. I want to change that!
I’m hooked. It’s rare to find a TV programme so good that I set a date in my mental diary to watch it live. Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, the occasional sporting event. Everything else gets streamed. Even Bake Off (although only since it moved to Channel 4). But Bodyguard, currently showing on Sunday nights […]
A profile of Jennifer Sinclair, protagonist of A House Divided
Did you know that the House of Commons has secret spaces where only MPs are allowed? The one that’s least well-known features in ‘A House Divided’.
Some of you have been asking about my writing process. Here it is, warts and all.
I’m a student of storytelling. I believe that it’s the most important element of any fiction writer’s craft, and the hardest to get right. Assembling a great sentence is something you learn to do over time. In the average novel, there will be thousands of them, which gives plenty of opportunity for practice and improvement. […]
When is a new book release not a new book release?
When it’s a relaunch.
The town where my character Alex grew up wasn’t quite what I thought it would be…
Last week I spent most of the week in London. I had three objectives: To attend London Book Fair, meet some other authors and learn some new stuff about writing and publishing. To go to WordCamp London, meet up with some of my WordPress friends and learn about what’s hot in WordPress circles right now. […]
I’ve been pounding the pavements of London in the name of research – and it’s got me thinking about what it would be like if you had to walk hundreds of miles to find a place of safety.