Love in the mountains of Cabo de Gata, Andalucia – October 2018

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

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What authors really want – to sell their books and make money from them!

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!

A private diary that’s not private

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