Let’s Talk About… “Kissed by a Rose”

Kissed by a Rose was the first “Full Length” novel I ever wrote. By “Full Length” I mean it was some eighty thousand words long—guidelines vary but the general rule of thumb seems to be that anything under about fifty thousand words is a novella and anything over that is a novel.  It was also the Read More …

Let’s Talk About Westmouthshire

While I was struggling to make any headway with either “The Truths We Live” or “A Wounded Heart” earlier this year, I tried to get my creative juices flowing by looking back at other books in the Westmouthshire Universe and sketching out a timeline of the events within it. It was an interesting thing to Read More …

Bobby’s “Movie” Career

One of the fun things about writing “The Truths We Live” has been coming up with different types of scenes for Bobby’s burgeoning “Movie Career”. If you’ve read “The Lies We Lead” you may recall he filmed an audition with Amber where she played a teenager in her bedroom reading a dirty book on her Read More …

What I’ve Been Up To

It’s been over two years since I last published anything. That was The Lies We Lead. It’s been over three years since I released the second book in the Paul Robertson Saga, A Tortured Soul. So what have I been doing in the meantime, when’s my next book going to come out and what the Read More …

Unforgivable

It’s been just about six months since my last post on this blog, over a year since my last post on the “From Across the Pond” blog and about five months since a post on “The Grumpy Blog”. All of which is unforgivable. I have tried to keep up a presence on Facebook and twitter Read More …

WIPs Update

I’ve set myself a target word count for both A Wounded Heart and The Truths We Live and I’m working towards having a first draft of both finished by the end of 2016. Currently, both books are just under 20% ‘finished’ – if you go by my target. Of course, I’ve never been very good Read More …

Getting Closer – an Excerpt from “Eternally & Evermore”

People have asked me before now about this book’s title. “It’s a bit soppy,” they say. “Where did you get it?” The answer is… long winded. But the best way to show you is with a couple of excerpts from the book, like this one: A new song began, a ballad, and on the dance Read More …

Random Stuff

Circumstances beyond my control have left me unable to blog this week – in other words, those people who employ me have been demanding I do what they pay me for instead of goofing off, which is ridiculous when you think about it. Anyway, before I go off on today’s random rant, I want to Read More …

Stuff and More Stuff

Last week was pretty much a write off for me. I was off work with a bad migraine on Monday; Tuesday and Wednesday were fine, then, of course, it snowed on Thursday and I was one of only 6 out of thirty foolish enough to turn up at the office. Then I was off again Read More …