Hope Island

You can now find this book on Amazon as an eBook or paperback This novel grew from speculation in the summer of 2019 that a viral pandemic was imminent, that the western antarctic ice sheet is fragile and that the Carrington Event of 1859 is overdue for a re-run as it repeats about every 150 years. TheContinue reading “Hope Island”

The Act of Falling

I wanted to set myself a challenge with my second novel. I chose a cast of characters who all had a psychological or sociological problems. I threw them together in their first year at university and watched what happened. The plot developed almost by itself, I only had the vaguest outline of where it wasContinue reading “The Act of Falling”

White Lies and Black Sheep

You can find this book on Amazon as an eBook or paperback. Not my first novel, but the first one I’m admitting to. Previous attempts are not tucked away in a drawer, they were ceremoniously burnt on the fire (nowadays of course I would recycle them). I understood that first novels are often a thinly veiledContinue reading “White Lies and Black Sheep”

Timing is everything

I spent seven months writing a book about the world 100 years after it has recovered from a pandemic virus, rising sea levels and massive solar storms and what happens? The same month I started sending my manuscript out to agents, we get a pandemic corona virus and a threat that the western Antarctic iceContinue reading “Timing is everything”

Plots and storyboards

My first novel was planned meticulouslyI had no idea how ‘real’ authors developed their plots. Previously I had tried to write a novel with very little planning and my plot got confused – even the characters in my novel got confused. So I set about working out everything beforehand. Here is my nerdy, old-fashioned, personalisedContinue reading “Plots and storyboards”

A character spider

Spoiler alertThis character spider contains facts about characters in my second novel The Act of Falling that don’t appear in the text. If you know anything about personality disorders you would probably work them out anyway, but just thought I’d mention that. The size of the circleMy focus is on Emily Hamton, therefore she takesContinue reading “A character spider”

Hannah’s Island – disaster strikes

A work in progress. A post apocalyptic novel of sorts, but set in somewhere between a dystopian and utopian world. The first disaster I envisaged for this novel is rising sea levels (it didn’t take much imagining). I had come across a map of how various coastlines, and indeed whole countries, would change if theContinue reading “Hannah’s Island – disaster strikes”