Crafting words in a cupboard

From coffee shops to trains and sun loungers, my favourite places to write are possibly not quite what you’d expect. My first novel was written in a cupboard. No seriously. At least, part of it was, anyway. I’d already written some of the book. Maybe a quarter of the first draft. It had been myContinue reading “Crafting words in a cupboard”

Bright sparks: Where I get my ideas for books

As an author, people often ask me where I get my ideas for books. Well, they come from all over. It could be a conversation with a friend, a TV show, another book or… just something that pops into my head. Some things inspire the main plot of the story. Other things give me ideasContinue reading “Bright sparks: Where I get my ideas for books”

5 Books That Inspired Me

From literary fiction to quirky humour, crime novels and a few great anti-heroes, I’ve been inspired by so many different books over the years. There’s an old adage that if you want to be a better writer, you need to read more. And, of course, it’s absolutely true. You need to read a lot. AndContinue reading “5 Books That Inspired Me”