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Intriguing But Not Baffling

I am coming to the end of the first big edit of my debut crime novel and I have been thinking more and more about its title. The working title of the novel is Murder On Tarawa, which has served … Continue reading

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Thank you Frank Kuppner!

Stopping editing for a moment to say thank you to Frank Kuppner for writing this. Too true by half ;o) With yell of triumph he finishes the great work; He slumps back in his seat, exhausted but happy; Idly he … Continue reading

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Little stories….

At the moment, and for the next few days/weeks, I am working  on what TS Eliot called the “frightful toil of sifting, combing, reconstructing, expunging, correcting, testing….” the words of my latest novel (what some call editing!). While concentrating on … Continue reading

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Happy 200th Birthday Charles Dickens!

Today is Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday. If you don’t know much about Charles Dickens (and even if you do), here’s a great wee animated introduction to his life – thanks to London Library for sharing it on twitter The Life … Continue reading

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Feb 4th, National Libraries Day!

This coming Saturday people all over Britain will be holding events to mark National Libraries Day National Libraries Day is devoted to all types of libraries, library users, staff and supporters across the UK. Join in by organising a celebratory … Continue reading

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