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Another step on the publishing journey

My journey from first thoughts  for my novel to publication has been long, and for a lot of the time, painful. Setbacks, blocks, loss of confidence, illness … have all played their part. At times I despaired. Would I ever get this book out? The broken road describes the journey... read more

The Pain of Insomnia

I slept well last night! You’re probably wondering why I’m giving you an update on that, and the reason is – it was such a relief! For several nights previously I had woken up at 2.45 am, and didn’t get back to sleep for two or three hours, eventually waking... read more

When poetry and prose work together

I’ve used places I love as settings in my two previous novels, and The Broken Road is no exception. So, Venice has to be in my new novel! Two of the characters go on an extended visit, which is cut short abruptly when tragedy threatens to intervene. One of the... read more