Reviews

‘a delightful amateur sleuth novel with a well balanced mix of domestic and academic life and a strong sense of place.’ [Stage Fright]

- EUROCRIME.CO.UK

A Matter of Life and Death

I had a very enjoyable day yesterday at Authors North Summer Social, which was held at the Thackray Museum in Leeds. The day wasn’t without its stresses as I managed at Sheffield Station to get onto the train to Grimsby instead of Leeds. Luckily I realised in time and was able to get off at […]

Coming Across a New Writer

Coming Across a New Writer

I well remember how I first came across the work of that fine novelist, Elizabeth Taylor, when I picked up an old Penguin copy of A VIEW OF THE HARBOUR in Austin’s furniture repository and idly leafed through it. I was caught by it and that copy -for which I seem to recall I paid […]

When a Character Comes to Life

When a Character Comes to Life

Well, strictly speaking, the main character in my new short story, ‘What If?,’ didn’t come to life, he was alive already and having him comment on what I had written about him was one of the strangest and most fascinating events in my writing life. This is how it came about. Last year, Ra Page, […]

But I told you last year that I loved you

But I told you last year that I loved you

As well as a reading life, I do of course have a writing life and it would be a lonely place at times without Sue Hepworth. She reads and comments on everything I write, sometimes several times as my work goes through successive drafts – and I do the same for her. I won’t say […]