Double Identity launches!

Today’s the day! Although I’ve launched nine fiction books before, all in the Roma Nova thriller series, this tenth one feels different.

I know the world of Roma Nova inside out (and there’s another book in draft), but the new Mélisende series is set in the real world. Well, as real world as any fictional […]

Poitou – Mélisende's ancient homeland

Poitou – the grain bowl of Europe (Author photo)

In Double Identity, Mel’s surname – des Pittones – is based on the Pictones, a Celtic tribe in ancient Gaul, a tribe that gave its name to Poitou in western France. And her family has been settled in the area for hundreds and hundreds […]

Introducing Mel and McCracken from Double Identity

Double Identity starts a new thriller series featuring Mel, and McCracken, but who are they?

Mélisende des Pittones, known as Mel, 29, daughter of a French father and English mother, just left her French Army job as an intelligence analyst in a special forces team. She’s tall, athletic build, dark blonde shoulder length hair, worn […]