The Countess

I have been working slowly on the new novel. It won't be out before probably late-2021 at the earliest. However, as we are all stuck inside...

Gosford To Belgravia

To talk about SOMETHING else and innocuous briefly.

Today At The Silent Movies

In posting all of those silly captions, clearly I have lost my mind...

“Hey, he made that up!”

A NOVEL is NEVER a FACT book... it is a STORY.

The Route

My "experience" since 2013 has been this. I went the "indie" route for these reasons...

Writers: Don’t Mess With The Holocaust

The historical Nazis were more than bad enough, so one hardly needs to invent anything when it comes to portraying their sadism and violence...

In The Neighbo(u)ring County

We had a friend from Ireland spend the weekend with us. When all know that when friends and family visit, we all have to play host. So, on Saturday, we headed a few miles over into neighbo(u)ring Cambridgeshire...

“Representations”

It is not up to that tweeter, or to anyone else, to "suggest" what "representations" "should" appear in anyone's novel(s); they should just write their own damn books.

Dear Reader: What Is In My Name Is Me

Novel-writing is not, for me, some sort of group project, and I will NOT pretend I think otherwise.

The (Kindle) Afterlife

As Kindle book buyers we tend not to think about this unsettling question: "What happens to all of my Kindle books after I die?" Well...

“Easy”

Having taught non-native-English speaking international students too, I witnessed how some aspects of English especially baffled them: knowing my novels would be available most anywhere, I wanted my books also to be accessible...

What Friends And Followers Might Do

So, yes, I hope there will be another volume.

This Alpine Town

Despite some fiction writers' sky-high opinions of their personally towering intellects, this craft is not rocket science.

Why The Late 1700s?

Understand, I have nothing against bearded wizards, heroines with magic swords, and FBI agents...

The Way Forward

Some authors are remarkably petty and two-faced: they will act casually all chummy with you, but would also shove you over a cliff without hesitation if it meant they would get more attention... because writing, after all, is also very competitive.