I fall in and out of love with Spain. I am in Saint Jose, in the Cabo de Gata in the province of Andalucia and I am here to complete my novel, working title 'The Boy and the Balloon'. This is not a sight-seeing trip. This is an attempt at a low-cost, out of season … Continue reading Love in the mountains of Cabo de Gata, Andalucia – October 2018
If you've devoted your life to writing stories, novels that provide the pure escapism we all need to function in this increasingly chaotic world, then you're a very, very special person. But you're also a person who's vulnerable and easy prey; this makes you extra special in so many ways. Your vulnerability allows … Continue reading What authors really want – to sell their books and make money from them!
There is so much I want to say about being a writer. The industry - by that I mean the world of publishing, whether that is self or traditional and every last little associated add-on branch of the industry (prizes, competitions, writing retreats, literary agents, the BBC Writers' Room website, writing opportunities, fellow authors, Mark … Continue reading A private diary that’s not private