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Place of inspiration

This week I’m writing my blog in France. I’m on a singing holiday with a group of friends in a lovely little town in the Languedoc. It is still and calm and beautiful. This part of France is a place a love to come and write. There is a feel to it that is […]

Colouring in the background

When writing a novel, there is a lot of work that goes on in the background. Things that the reader never usually sees. This is even more so for a series like Bremmand Chronicles where, as well as having backstories and context, you also need to maintain continuity between books.

It is easy to […]

Hiding in the shadows

Of all the books in the Bremmand Chronicles – including the ones still to be published – Balance of Betrayal is the one with the most unexpected characters. I don’t mean that they are strange or behave in peculiar ways (although maybe some of them do!). They are unexpected because, when I started planning […]

Finding a cover – Guest Blog

No one could argue that the cover for Balance of Betrayal is my most striking to date. I am so grateful to Jonathan Rew-Dixon, my photographer friend, who came up with the concept and Clare Metcalfe who took the actual photo. This week, Jonathan has written a guest blog, to explain how he arrived […]

Humanising the enemy

Of all the books in the Bremmand Chronicles – including the ones still to be published – Balance of Betrayal is the one with the most unexpected characters. I don’t mean that they are strange or behave in peculiar ways (although maybe some of them do!). They are unexpected because, when I started planning […]