I’ll be at the UK Games Expo at the NEC Birmingham 2-6 June 2017

I’ll be at the UK Games Expo at the NEC Birmingham tomorrow Fri 2 June and all weekend signing copies of Mystical Circles, A Passionate Spirit and Perilous Path on the Authors Stand (F11) alongside Gareth Baker, (thrillers & fantasy); Darren W Pearce (fantasy & sci fi); Richard Denning (horror, fantasy & historical fiction); Jonathan GreenContinue reading “I’ll be at the UK Games Expo at the NEC Birmingham 2-6 June 2017”

That’s Life – in the Eyes of Noel Coward

I’ve loved the work of Noel Coward since I first saw one of his comedies, in my teens. Among many different archetypal character-types which I hold in my mind, is that of an indolent Noel Coward male lead, lounging against a mantelpiece wearing a silk brocade smoking jacket, elegant, mannered, and dispensing witticisms with theContinue reading “That’s Life – in the Eyes of Noel Coward”

A Passionate Spirit and The Cult That Stole Children

A couple of years after I left university, whilst on a spiritual search, I went to a lecture at the Royal Overseas League in London, met, chatted to and  became captivated by an inspirational speaker: a Physics professor who wrote spiritual books. His name was Dr Raynor Johnson. Subsequently I read and loved all his books,Continue reading “A Passionate Spirit and The Cult That Stole Children”

Book Signings in Warwickshire this Christmas

I shall be out and about in Warwickshire signing copies of my two thriller suspense novels Mystical Circles and A Passionate Spirit at three Christmas Fairs in the next few weeks: Kingsley School Hall Beauchamp Ave Leamington Spa CV32 5RD 11am-2pm Saturday 26th November   Princethorpe College Princethorpe nr Rugby CV23 9PX 2-4.20pm  Sunday 27th November and KingContinue reading “Book Signings in Warwickshire this Christmas”

Writing Stories That Grow Legs and Run Away From You

  In my creative writing class at Lancaster University years ago, our tutor said to us:  Once written and completed, your work is A Thing on the Table.  The world can make what it likes of it.  It doesn’t belong to you any more.” More recently, novelist Susan Hill, speaking at a local author event,Continue reading “Writing Stories That Grow Legs and Run Away From You”

Thrilling Holiday Reading: Mystical Circles and A Passionate Spirit

Looking for gripping novels to fill up your ereader with? Want to while away the time at the airport? Include A Passionate Spirit on your holiday reading list. If you like thrillers with  more than a touch of the paranormal this is for you! Janice an Amazon reviewer, took A Passionate Spirit on holiday withContinue reading “Thrilling Holiday Reading: Mystical Circles and A Passionate Spirit”

Amateur Actors, No Rehearsal, Disorganised Direction, Disappearing Props – A Dream for Shakespeare

This weekend I joined a cast in a drama – at St Mark’s Church in Leamington Spa – which I think Shakespeare would have loved. Why? because we were rather like the little band of local workmen in that Athenian wood in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. But we were not playing “Pyramus and Thisbe”. Instead,Continue reading “Amateur Actors, No Rehearsal, Disorganised Direction, Disappearing Props – A Dream for Shakespeare”

Come and See Me at Costa Coffee in Royal Priors Leamington Spa on Fri 24 June and Buy a Signed Copy of Mystical Circles And A Passionate Spirit

I had a great time at the Leamington Peace Festival over the weekend, and enjoyed chatting to many interesting people at my local author stall. Not only did I sell some books to keen readers, and meet someone who was uncannily like one of my characters in Mystical Circles, who asked me for advice onContinue reading “Come and See Me at Costa Coffee in Royal Priors Leamington Spa on Fri 24 June and Buy a Signed Copy of Mystical Circles And A Passionate Spirit”

I’ll Be at Costa Coffee Royal Priors Leamington Spa on Friday 24th June 2016 Signing Copies of Mystical Circles and A Passionate Spirit

Please do join me in Costa Coffee if you’re in the Royal Priors Shopping Centre, Leamington Spa, on Saturday 24th June. I’ll be there between 11am and 2pm on that day handing out free bookmarks and postcards as well as signing copies of my two thriller / suspense novels Mystical Circles and A Passionate Spirit. CostaContinue reading “I’ll Be at Costa Coffee Royal Priors Leamington Spa on Friday 24th June 2016 Signing Copies of Mystical Circles and A Passionate Spirit”

Thank you to Mog and Pauline of Warwick Books for hosting my book-signing event on Saturday 7th May

Many thanks to Mog and Pauline at Warwick Books for hosting my book-signing in the shop on Saturday 7th May… and thank you to those lovely customers who bought copies of my two novels Mystical Circles and A Passionate Spirit.Although the beautiful weather kept custom low  – I suspect all the regular clientele may haveContinue reading “Thank you to Mog and Pauline of Warwick Books for hosting my book-signing event on Saturday 7th May”