All change at Roma Nova!

When I typed the last word of the first draft of INCEPTIO in 2009 I didn’t have a clue what to do with it. After advice, professional assessment, and submitting to a lot of agents whose response was “great concept, great story, great writing – not sure I could sell it” I decided to go […]

2016 London Book Fair - launch, listen and learn

So, 2016 London Book Fair. What a blast!

As I sit on a train heading towards the Kent countryside for a few days’ recuperation, I’m trying to round up my brains. It’s a good thing we take photos, or I’d lose track.

INSURRECTIO, the fifth Roma Nova thriller, was due to be launched on the […]

INSURRECTIO publication day!

Today, my fifth Roma Nova thriller is out in the world. Wow! I say that because when I published the first in 2013, I did not imagine that I would have written four more within the next three years. Sometimes I scare myself…

It’s a mixture of sadness and relief to close the gate at […]

The colour of Roma Nova

It’s a well-worn statement, a cliché, even that a book cover is what sells the book. My own method of choosing a book cold is to be attracted by the cover, pick it up, read the back cover blurb, read a paragraph or two on the first page, glance at the author bio (I’m the […]

Speaking at Foyles Bristol

With Debbie Young (ALLi) and Liesel Schwarz at Foyles

Never have your event on the sunniest and balmiest evening of the year! We were a small, but select, group that met in Bristol Foyles to talk about ‘Writing Alternatively’.

We had the most fascinating conversations about steampunk, alternative history, constructing a completely artificial world […]

AURELIA PUBLICATION DAY!

Apologies for the capital letters – I’m not shouting at anybody, I’m shouting out loud to the world.

Today, my fourth novel in the Roma Nova thriller series is published. Am I as fired up as when I published the first one?

Strangely, yes.

Yes, it’s sheer relief to close the gate at the end […]