Agatha’s Place

On Saturday we visited crime/mystery writer Agatha Christie’s (1890-1976) River Dart house in Greenway, Devon, not far from the port town of Dartmouth.

Unexpected Outreach

I do NOT as a rule now read my own reviews or cite them. I leave it to readers perhaps to “debate” my novels as they so choose “among themselves” - because everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, when a reader reaches out to me directly, that is a different story…

”The World Of Writing”

As I continue to recover from our return flight here to England on Tuesday into Wednesday, I thought I’d have some fun and have a scroll for the first time in several months at what some of them are talking about…

“The Nation’s history and traditions”

This is in reply really of course to your email ranting about the Supreme Court leak. You want my initial reaction? Okay.

“A girl came in the café…”

"A girl came in the café..." Seeing that early bit of the book again, I recalled too once more how I have come to discover this is one of the funnier things about being a fiction writer:

The Inevitability Of Change

So it is a new era now in some ways. Change is inevitable in life.

A “Process” Of Agony

Writing itself is NOT fulfilling to me. In fact, if any aspect of it is, it is FINISHING that is...

Do We “Need” Our Old Books?

We don’t actually in life “need” much of anything but a roof and some food, water, and clothing, of course. We certainly do not "need" old books in that sense. However, when we are alone, when we open an old book, it may well remind us of something, someone, somewhere and is fulfilling a need of our soul...

The End… And A Beginning

When I re-read what I wrote years ago, often I realize I had FORGOTTEN quite a lot of it. It is sometimes like reading a "new" book… and I may even find myself thinking both good and bad about it. ("Did I actually write THAT? Wow, that's great! Uh, no, did I write that, too? Geez, that could have been written differently.")

Ramble (9 April 2022)

You probably wish this were not true: I have more time for this site now, too!

For Everyone “18 and Over”

The problem is "new adult" never caught on in the publishing business because the readership for that "category" was simply not there...

Stars Online

I avoid reading reviews of my books because I feel they are for other readers and not for me. Readers are entitled to their opinions. I simply write my tales as I see fit and it is up to a reader to decide if they like them or not...

“Positivity” In Life

As for the new release. The initial response I have received to Capture directly from a few readers has been great. Really uplifting...

The Best Teachers

With my latest novel now released, I planned to take the next few months "recharging": especially reading and having a "rest." However, I may use a bit of this now unexpected time "off" to "brainstorm" the basis for a new novel...

A Week In Devon

We drove down last weekend to Devon, in the southwest. For the week we rented an Airbnb from a lovely couple who have turned a surviving 16th century shell of a one-time stone barn into a three room cottage...

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