Night Vision

Camel Wood

Camel Wood is an amalgam of many woods and woodlands and forests I’ve walked through. It is a large area of old woodland which exists only in my imagination but is so vivid and believable that it is easy to describe it when I write. Those of you who have read my novel ‘The Stalking of Rosa Czekov’ will know what […]

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Climbing trees

Climbing trees… This is what Beulah did in “Night Vision”: When something terrible has happened, childhood seems safe. And to reclaim a happy childhood it sometimes seems a good idea to do childish things, innocent childish things. So Beulah climbed a tree… Beulah has had a terrible row with her husband Neil and angry and […]

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Where’s the action?

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, most of my novels are set in the imaginary town of Easthope which is on a coastline similar to the north coast of beautiful County Antrim in Northern Ireland. However some of the houses and buildings are inspired by those I see around me in the village where I live. All around the coast of Britain and in Ireland too there […]

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Beginnings…

Endings are vital… satisfactory endings are compulsory but beginnings have to leap off the page and grab your reader. The words have to mesmerise them and pull them in under your spell. My favourite book: “The truth is, if old Major Dover hadn’t dropped dead at Taunton races Jim would never have come to Thursgood’s at all.” […]

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