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

A silly mistake…

A silly mistake led me back to this poem which I haven’t read since I was much much younger: Mushrooms Overnight, very Whitely, discreetly, Very quietly Our toes, our noses Take hold on the loam, Acquire the air. Nobody sees us, Stops us, betrays us; The small grains make room. Soft fists insist on Heaving […]



This extremely fancy and very old grill, measuring about 40cm by 60cm, maybe slightly smaller, is set into a very old wall in Bridgwater, just near the River Parrett. I’ve no idea what the building might have been; the grill looks as if it was put there for ventilation rather as a secure window so maybe this was an old warehouse […]