Wonderful New Poetry Collection

Today I’m playing host to fellow-Cinnamon author, Caroline Davies, whose wonderful collection of poetry ‘Convoy’ has just been published. I first met Caroline on a writing course in North Wales when she was working on the idea of writing some poems about her grandfather’s experiences in the Merchant Navy during... read more

Well, here it is!

First the good news: My new website is up, running – LIVE! I’m really pleased with it. I like the design and I’m hoping the functionality will be good as well. With ‘The Piano Player’s Son’ due out in October, the website provides me with more opportunity to write about... read more

‘Not Waving But Drowning’

I seem to be drowning at the moment, the force of everything I’m supposed to be doing pushing me down. The list seems unending. And the worst thing is that the list doesn’t even include the novel I’m supposed to be working on, the novel I’m desperate to get back... read more

Happy Birthday Unravelling!

Today is Unravelling’s third birthday – cue trumpets, choirs, balloons, champagne and … cake! Birthdays mean cake! Happy Birthday Unravelling! So, it’s three years since the launch of ‘Unravelling’, a wonderful afternoon which nearly 100 lovely people came to. It was the culmination of a dream I’d had since I... read more

Can you judge a book by its cover?

Can you? Well, we all do! Even in this age of ebooks, covers play a significant part in the decision to buy a novel. They are often the first interaction a reader has with a book, and they need to attract, intrigue and capture some of the essence of what’s... read more

Setting and The Piano Player’s Son

It’s six months now until the launch of ‘The Piano Player’s Son’ on 25th October in Worcester! To try to contain my excitement between now and then, I’m going to blog from time to time about aspects of the novel – characters, plot, themes, settings, and next week, I’ll be... read more

Book covers

It’s all about book covers for me at the moment. I’ve been working on the cover for ‘A Writer’s Alphabet’, my book (almost there) compiled from some of the blog posts on writing and being a writer that I did last September in the A to Z challenge. Also the... read more