I’ve written on this blog before about my love of Dickens. Another author that I admire the more I read her is J.K. Rowling and it occurred to me that Dickens and the creator of Harry Potter have some marked similarities. Here are some parallels that I’ve noticed.Continue Reading
Today I’m thrilled to welcome author Helen Grant to my website.
Helen writes young adult thrillers with a decidedly Gothic edge and I love them!
Her first novel, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden, was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. It’s set in the picturesque town of Bad Münstereifel in Germany. It was followed by two more thrillers, The Glass Demon and Wish Me Dead, also set in Germany.
Helen was born in London. She read Classics at St.Hugh’s College, Oxford, and then worked in Marketing for ten years in order to fund her love of travelling. In 2001 she and her family moved to Bad Münstereifel in Germany, and it was exploring the legends of this beautiful town that inspired her to write her first novel. She then moved to Brussels for three years, and now lives in Scotland with her husband, two children and two cats.Continue Reading
Today I’m grateful to Kate M. Colby for hosting an interview with me on her blog where I talk about my inspiration, research, writing process and give some tips on self-publishing. Thanks Kate!
You can read the interview here.
The Kindle edition of Scarborough Ball is now live on Amazon. And it’s still only £0.99 / $0.99. Get your copy here.
Today I’m grateful to Helen Jones for hosting me on her blog. In the post I talk about my love of Scarborough and how it became the inspiration for Scarborough Fair and Scarborough Ball.
You can read the whole article here.
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