BOOKCASE – The Unwanted Dead by Chris Lloyd

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
In this series, we invite our Crime Cymru authors to showcase an excerpt from one of their books. This week, Chris Lloyd introduces us to the grime and fear of Occupied Paris. The extract below is from Chapter One, Page One of my new book, The Unwanted Dead, published on…

Swimming with the Editing Current

This was a post I wrote years ago, after a particularly harrowing session of editing. If you want to write, there are rules you have to follow. Apparently. What I want to know is, who set these rules? And what will happen to me if I disobey them? I would really like to disobey them,Continue reading “Swimming with the Editing Current”

F

An old post from last year on naughty words. I’ve had a review of Motherlove, otherwise complimentary, but marked down because of the excessive use of obscenities, particularly F…  Well I wouldn’t want to offend anyone in this post by writing it, but it’s derived from the Middle English word for copulation. And its original sexual connotationContinue reading “F”

Book review: The Covenant by Thorne Moore (@ThorneMoore) “#RBRT #historical fiction

Originally posted on SaylingAway:
The Covenant is a powerful novel, which gobsmacked me with the fierce emotions of its characters and the immutable future of unending work and forced acceptance of their fate by women in the period of this story. This is a prequel to the author’s best-selling A Time for Silence and is…

History: getting it right

and another old post finds a new home. Yesterday is history. It’s the past. I am informed that for a novel to qualify as “historical,” the past has to be at least 60 years ago. So my first novel, A Time For Silence definitely falls into that category, as it begins in 1933, but myContinue reading “History: getting it right”

Woodbine: Interview with Alex Martin

Another post rescued from my old blog. In April, fellow author Alex Martin, published Woodbine, book number Five in the Katherine Wheel Series, and I invited her to talk about it – set in a challenging situation slightly different to the lock-down we were then experiencing. Alex, you’ve created a family in the Katherine WheelContinue reading “Woodbine: Interview with Alex Martin”

The Inspiration for A Time For Silence

When I first started writing, it was fantasy that inspired me, but somewhere along the way, I realised that fantasy works best when it best reflects real life, and that real life can be fantastical enough for me. I moved to my present home, deep in the wooded countryside of north Pembrokeshire, and during oneContinue reading “The Inspiration for A Time For Silence”