What’s THIS one about?

What’s THIS one about?

The fourth book featuring Detective Inspector Jeff Lincoln, The Promise of Salvation, is set in February 2017, a few months after the ending of The Shame of Innocence. A gale has ripped the top off an old well that’s been used by fly-tippers for years. Barbara...
Long story short, or A quick catch-up in lockdown

Long story short, or A quick catch-up in lockdown

These are strange times, with lockdown in its fifth week amid fears that the unseasonably warm weather will make people complacent about social distancing.  This time in 2014, I was in Penzance on holiday. It was my first visit to Cornwall, and I hope it won’t...

It’s been quite a week!

I entered the Wells Literary Festival Short Story competition without a thought of getting shortlisted, let alone winning it! I’d read entries from previous years and concluded that ‘Anything goes!’ So I had a go, with a story that derived from a few...
And now the waiting starts…

And now the waiting starts…

Manuscript of The Price of Silence submitted to Silver Crow Books. Check. Suggested changes made. Check. Manuscript submitted to SilverWood Books. Check. Manuscript proofread and returned. Check. Cover image ideas discussed. Check. Now all I can do is wait for the...

Letting go of Lincoln

Nearly thirty years ago, I embarked on the novel that would – well, not change my life, exactly, but take it in a new direction. Until then, I’d written several novels of indeterminate genre, although a certain criminal element had been creeping into the...