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 […]
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 Tuesday, […]
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 end […]
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 […]
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?
Yes, it’s sheer relief to close the gate at the end of a long road of writing, reviewing, editing, honing, […]