When everything happens at once

When everything happens at once

It had been a really quiet start to 2023, and then, with the impending arrival of Spring (apparently), that all changed. It was like the old London bus scenario that I remember well from my student days – waiting at the bus stop for what feels like hours and could...
2024 Writing Goals

2024 Writing Goals

I’m not normally one for New Year resolutions and the like. Maybe I know myself too well and understand that I won’t keep to them so it all just feels like a waste of time. When it comes to writing goals though, well, that’s something else entirely. Early in January I...
A bridge, a battle and a rebus

A bridge, a battle and a rebus

The inspiration for a new novel can come in many different ways. At events I’ve attended recently I’ve listened to authors Celia Rees and Erin Green talk about the inspiration behind some of their novels, and at the recent BPA Away Day with Emma Darwin we practiced...