You know what those are? The covers of all my free books, available to download as epubs, mobi and pdfs right now from this site 🙂 Car Thieves and Stone Flowers Grow In Cold Places are novellas, Evidence, Omerta and Cigarettes as a Metaphor for Heartbreak are stand-alone short stories, and Thicker Than Water and … Continue reading More free books to download and virtual coffee
Because there's no picture that particularly fits with this post, please enjoy my floofchild hiding under his bed. He was sulking because there was a pane of glass between him and the pigeons outside. The pigeons are basically his nemesis. I'm almost half way to my Camp NaNoWriMo goal, which is good because it's almost … Continue reading Rambling about writing
So spring is a total lie. We had sleet and snow over the last few days and it was as beautiful as it was bizarre. I was sitting in my car waiting for my husband to finish work yesterday and I realised the street outside the window looked like a surreal painting, so I took … Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo begins. Also, sleet.
It's almost April and that means it's time for the first Camp NaNoWriMo of the year! If you're not familiar with Camp NaNoWriMo, it's a more flexible version of November's NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) event, running in April and July, where you can work on any written project of any length and set a … Continue reading Gearing up for Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018
My latest novella, Car Thieves, is out now. Read online or download to read on any device – all completely free! The year 2027. Edinburgh, Scotland. Disease has swept a deadly path through society. A nightlife mogul with a violent past, a sadistic drug dealer, an artist craving companionship, a privileged playboy and a fiercely … Continue reading Car Thieves: My new book now free to read online and download!
Sarah the mechanic was the first character to arrive in my head when Car Thieves was just a tiny story embryo, although she originally had a different name. When I first started writing her, she was Yarah, a name I'd never heard before but felt suited her. Then when the TV adaptation of Game of Thrones … Continue reading Meet the Car Thieves characters: Sarah
There's a challenge in feeling empathy for a character you're writing when you're certain they'd annoy the hell out of you if you knew them in real life. That was Richie for me. He first arrived in my head as a spoiled pain in the ass, the kind of person who heads out into a … Continue reading Meet the Car Thieves characters: Richie
Jac, the artist who also seeks spiritual peace in the gym, existed as a character in my head long before I created a place for them in Car Thieves. When the idea of featuring somewhat unpleasant street preachers in the book, the gentle and loving religious philosophy of Jac's parents felt like the perfect contrast … Continue reading Meet the Car Thieves characters: Jac
I've always had a weakness for charismatic bastards in stories. They're fun to imagine and deeply entertaining to write. The first picture I had in my head of Evan, the entrepreneurial drug dealer, was of him sleeping in a car with a hatchet in his hand, looking angelic but also potentially deadly. I realised recently … Continue reading Meet the Car Thieves characters: Evan
When I first created Chance, the night club boss, he wasn't a main character. He was just supposed to pass in and out of the other characters' experiences. But I got attached. The more I thought about him, the more he told me of his back story and the less I could resist giving him … Continue reading Meet the Car Thieves characters: Chance