Tuesday 28 November 2017

It's here! It's up!

I have - amazingly on schedule - finished expanding the fourth title in the Penny Plain series of novellas. The Christmas Gift is set just before Christmas and features petty thieving, an old photo of a wartime wedding, Penny's family, Leo's family, a nativity, snow, the boat club and the return of Penny's Aunt Bridget from her globe-trotting adventure.

Now for a break from Salthaven to do some work on my next Newmarket Regency.

I think, though, I really think I'll be back.

Saturday 11 November 2017


The Bloodswept Lands installation three years ago remains one of the most powerful and moving pieces of art I have ever experienced.

Remembering it today.

Friday 3 November 2017

Local Secrets

It's the beginning of November and I'm on track with the expansion and republication of my Penny Plain Mystery series.

LOCAL SECRETS is the third story, full of graffiti, town planning and - appropriately at this time of year - a mystery from WW1 thrown up by the Salthaven war memorial.

Meet Penny's son Noel, home from university for a 'reading' week, and join Penny and Leo as they solve all the puzzles and grow closer together.