5 REASONS FOR GOING ON LOCATION

The start point for my books is often a location. Sometimes just being in a beautiful or interesting place makes me want to write about it. Sometimes the place itself triggers the idea for a book or a character. Either way it’s a good excuse to go back there to...

A SLEEPLESS NIGHT WITH A FIREFLY AND FAREWELL TO SAVANARAM

Last night was like trying to sleep on a bed of nails – strange as I went straight off the night before. My only diversion during the small hours was a super bright firefly that had followed me into the room and stood guard by the bedpost twinkling at me all...

SUNSHINE BUT NO ELEPHANTS YET

Well I’ve made it – with a few misadventures on the way – all of which have righted themselves (forgetting my adaptor – cause of major anxiety as its loss would put the blocks on my working – but they’ve found me one), forgetting my iphone lead (turns out it was in my...

OFF TO INDIA AGAIN

I’ve booked the flight! I’m off to India at the end of April for 2 weeks to stay in a former tea plantation manager’s bungalow – exactly the place my heroine lives in. I’m going to have about ten days to soak in the atmosphere, wander...

WORKING TO TARGETS

I’m now well and truly in India in the book. Still doing some scene setting and introducing new characters in my mythical town of Mudoorayam. We’ve visited the house and just now the Club. It’s Ginny’s first time “on display” in the...

IN MY FIRST “FLUSH”

Despite Ginny’s efforts to the contrary (see post below) I’ve finally broken into India. Yay! In fact I’ve been so caught up with it this afternoon I’ve written 1200 words and just stopping now for a cup of tea I realise it’s 7pm when I...

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