Moving country - exchanging sun, sand and sea for green rolling fields, sheep and cows, I was apprehensive to say the least. Choosing to live deep in the English countryside I began to wonder if I would be lonely. I had my writing, of course, with all my lovely characters, and now, no neighbours [...]
Watching Adele making a mess of her first attempt to sing a tribute to George Michael, the other night, was a reminder of how professional she is. She stopped the performance, apologised to the audience and started the song again, from scratch. The second attempt was pitch-perfect. What a wonderful, talented and beautiful performer [...]
It has been on my mind a lot in the last few weeks. Perhaps it is because my mind is running through the scenarios for future books but, sometimes, I am not so sure. The thing is, we are selling our house. Sounds simple - sounds uncomplicated... it is, after all a super house [...]
Today I needed the answer to a simple question, so I Googled it. To my horror, umpteen million sites appeared and, before I knew it, it was lunchtime and I had wasted a whole morning and still hadn’t found what I was looking for! I had, however, found an amazing recipe for Chicken Fricassee, [...]
Actually, the new book "Until Death" is just over half way. I had hoped to have it finished by Christmas, but now that the distractions of December are on the horizon - that might be a big ask. You will know, from the article that was in the last 5Ws Magazine, that I am [...]
Following on from my random thoughts a couple of months ago (about RRP and what effect that can have on our perception of a book). I have decided to do a random experiment on pricing... All the ebook prices of Death Pledge have been reduced to 1.99 in what ever currency they were originally [...]
Following the amazing Olympic performance by all the participants has been a pleasure, but the odd news broadcast has brought reminders of how much simmers below the surface in Rio.
Death in Rio!
I was a bit startled to see my latest book was selling for over 1,800 - well wouldn't you be when the RRP is only £9.99? I was indignant and went dashing to the website and checked everything I could, to work out how someone somewhere was selling Death Stings for 1,790 more than [...]
Death Stings publishing date has been set as May 31st - Will be setting up a pre-order form on the website at the beginning of May so that you can get the first edition hot of the Press - before Amazon has it 🙂 !!!
When you are writing, whether it be as a self-published author or working with an editor through a publishing house, as I do now, it is difficult to keep a clear perspective on the overall book. After months of proofing, rewrites and tweaking, part of the original joy, putting pen to paper, evaporates a [...]
Death Pact is largely located in Beverley Hills, Hollywood and Mexico, so it was important to refresh my memory of all these locations with pictures.
As the third book in the Tale of Murder Series, it was important to make sure that the key elements of the plot did not echo those of the previous two books. This book had to be different and it had to be built from a different perspective. As an author, I was concerned [...]
A lot of the tension is built up by the murderer's relentless pursuit of his victims. It was important to convey the localities and the tension. Part of establishing tension is to first set the mood of everything being normal. Hongkong
As Death Pledge (originally Five Must Die) was my first published novel, it took a lot of research to get the feel for the places, people and circumstances that could be used as the setting for the book. The story-line was there, from the start, but where to set an international killer and his [...]
Part 2 of a small series of short articles that gives an idea of how imagery can really inspire stories and the characters that I use. People are hugely important to any story but it is easy to visualise the hero and heroine as they are part of the core story. Where it becomes [...]
Part 2 of a small series of short articles that gives an idea of how imagery can really inspire stories and the characters that I use. Pictures are a wonderful source for ideas and characters - having decided to discover more about Rio de Janeiro, it was important to get a feel for the [...]
I am always being asked how I come up with my plots. I thought that I would start a small series of short articles that give an idea of how imagery can really inspire stories and the characters that I use. Death in Rio is probably the simplest title to start with, even though [...]
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I met some wonderful people at a charity event who ran a farm for the street children in Brazil. I was touched by their dedication and deeply moved by the plight of these underprivileged children. From that event The Rio Conspiracy was born. This year, 2014, as Brazil is constantly in the news let’s [...]