BEING UPROOTED

BEING UPROOTED

It was only after I’d finished the first draft of my second novel that I realised it had something in common with the first. Then after sketching out a rough outline of novel number 3, I’ve realised that  I’m exploring a similar theme there too.  ...
AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN AND A FORCED MARRIAGE

AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN AND A FORCED MARRIAGE

The main character in my novel, A Greater World,  is effectively won in a game of poker, after her desperate father uses her as a stake. Poor Elizabeth Morton has to go through what amounts to a forced marriage when all her options run out. Someone asked how I’d...
THE JOY OF PRINT

THE JOY OF PRINT

I originally planned only to publish my books electronically but at the last moment decided to go for a print version too as several friends requested one. I am so glad I did. For ages I’ve been primarily reading via electronic devices (often my iPad mini rather...

SURVIVORS SACRIFICES MUST BE REMEMBERED TOO

My first job after university was in the civil service, where I managed the financial affairs of mental patients under the Court of Protection. As a newbie, my caseload was entirely made up of war pensioners – most of them survivors of World War 1. These were...

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