The Experiment: The Soundtrack
Music has always played a big part in my life and every book I write comes with its own soundtrack. Book soundtracks are invaluable as they keep me focused on the current book, even when I'm not writing. I listen to them when I'm driving in the car, cooking bacon and eggs for a big […]Read More
The Book My Subconscious Plotted Behind My Back
Usually, when I start writing a new book, it begins with a little spark of an idea. An opening scene, a what if question, random snatches of dialogue that wander unbidden through my brain. In this regard, The Experiment began as any other novel would. With a spark! I was hanging out at home one […]Read More
Ebooks for the Win!
The superiority debate between ebooks and paperbacks has been going as long as ereaders have been around. Both are viable methods of reading books, but which provides the most enjoyable reading experience? The answer, of course, is this: It depends on who you're asking. Some people love the convenience of carrying several hundred ebooks around […]Read More
My Favourite Books of 2019
Hello and welcome to 2020! I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing holiday period and have started the new year off with a bang! This month, I've taken some time to look back over all the books I bought in 2019 (they weren't necessarily published in 2019) to bring you a list of my favourites. […]Read More
Becoming Us: The Soundtrack
Music has always played a big part in my life and every book I write comes with its own soundtrack. Book soundtracks are invaluable as they keep me focused on the current book even when I'm not writing. I listen to them when I'm driving in the car, cooking bacon and eggs for a big […]Read More
When I first decided I wanted to be a writer I didn't spend a great deal of time thinking about the realities of the writing life. If I had, I probably would have pictured myself sitting at my computer happily wallowing in a sea of words for hours and days at a time. Looking back […]Read More
Sometimes, when we're looking for our next read, we know exactly what we're in the mood for. We could be craving a 'secret baby romance' or a 'friends to lovers' story. And we all know what it's like to have a single phrase jump out at us from a book blurb in a 'You have […]Read More
What's in a Name?
When starting a new book, there are only about a million big and little decisions an author must make. Everything from the theme of the book, the basic premise, the plot and how to structure it, how many sex scenes to include, how many people will be in the sex scenes… Okay, not all authors […]Read More
The Curious Case of the Repeated SKAMs
They say there are no new stories. That every tale we watch, read or write has been told thousands of times before. One writer, Willa Cather, went so far as to say that "there are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened […]Read More