Month: February 2018

New Book Ideas!

Dive, dive, dive! If there’s something I love writing about, it’s characters pitched into conflict in a claustrophobic atmosphere. Avid readers of my books will have recognised that ships provide a perfect opportunity to create these situations. People exist in close proximity and are confined to the low-ceilinged decks of their ship, unable to escape …

All about Voyager, my greatest success (so far!)

Voyager was an anomaly, like the central premise of its story. I’d just written Irex, an intense, brooding and claustrophobic historical mystery; I expected to continue in a similar vein. Instead, I had a very vivid dream in the summer of 2016 in which I saw the central motif of Voyager’s story – a human …

Sometimes Things Just Make Me Angry

Sometimes I get angry about stupid things. Not the usual stuff writers get angry about. You know, “your” instead of “you’re”, adverbs, Oxford commas, (<- there’s one!) and all the other inconsequential nonsense that passes for provocative on Twitter these days. No, these are passing clouds on an otherwise glorious day. I’m talking about STUPID …