I am a writer living in the west of England; I have written thirteen novels, available on Amazon as e-books and paperbacks, and have just published 'Saltpans' This is the latest of the six Radwinter genealogical mysteries series, all available on Amazon - the seventh in the series due to appear in early summer. I have written seven other novels, a guide to writing, three stories for reluctant readers and two anthologies with other writers. I hope my blog will engage you with my other interests, music, family history travel, and food... Most of all I hope you engage with my writing and my thoughts on the process... at least, on my process!! You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


Pargeting is a term for the decorating of plaster on the outside of old buildings… maybe on the inside too, I’m afraid my knowledge does not extend that far! I’m not sure how old it is, but I would guess that people have always wanted to decorate their houses, and make them look attractive, so I think it is probably as old as the plastering the outside of houses […]


A not scary poem!

I tried to teach a variety of poems to my students, including this one which has some wonderfully wacky and funny descriptions, and yet so perfectly describes an icy city. I first went to Paris when I was thirteen, to stay with some family friends who had a flat there. it was not a wholly enjoyable experience, they had a young child and a nurse-maid […]