New jackets…

I have been remiss in not posting sooner about my new Australian paperback jackets. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand and have a habit of getting lost amongst the shelves of your local bookstore, you might already have seen them? The hope was to capture a sense of history, [...]

January 12th, 2017|20 Comments

Next Year’s Words

Happy New Year! This morning was so glorious that I couldn't resist a walk across Regent's Park. It was finger-tinglingly cold, but incredibly beautiful. Those bare branches! The long wintry shadows! The low sun turning the sky from gold to blue! I've been working on book 6 and look forward [...]

January 6th, 2017|32 Comments

Winter, Das Seehaus, mercy and truth

It's been a long time since my last post and a lot has happened. Most notably, the wheel has turned, the old year has spun away, and here we are in 2016. Just like that. I'm writing from a small desk in a small room in London. The view outside [...]

February 12th, 2016|0 Comments

On Cornwall

I’ve been involved in a long-distance love affair with Cornwall for as long as a I can remember: it’s such a beautiful, unique, and enchanting place to visit, whether in person or in my imagination. I’m a very visual person and most inspired when I have interesting things to look [...]

October 21st, 2015|28 Comments

Autumn: early reviews and book tours

So, here we are in October. From where I sit, typing this post, I can see through the window to where the leaves are turning yellow, ready to fall and scatter. I love the turn of the seasons: there's something thrilling and wonderful about the year in transition. It gives [...]

October 5th, 2015|5 Comments

Book Break in Cornwall

While I was in Cornwall over the summer, I took some time out from skylarking along coastal paths and eating copious amounts of clotted cream on scones, to spend a few days with PanMacmillan shooting an episode for their YouTube channel, Book Break. It was a huge amount of fun, [...]

September 14th, 2015|0 Comments