Shadows: what lurks behind the wainscot?

In the house where I was born, on what was then the rural fringe of Luton, we had gas brackets for lamps in the bedrooms. They were no longer connected to any gas supply (which didn’t stop me bunging mine up with plasticine, just in case), but I liked them being there, because they wereContinue reading “Shadows: what lurks behind the wainscot?”

What’s in a Genre?

When I first moved from seriously obsessive scribbling to trying to get someone else to appreciate what I’d written, the first question confronting me was ‘what genre do I write in?’ People want to know. At least publishers want to know, and agents and librarians and book shop owners, not to mention readers. This canContinue reading “What’s in a Genre?”

The Unravelling: Time and Place

My third novel, The Unravelling was published by Honno in 2016. My protagonist, Karen, does visit Wales in one chapter, but the book is largely centred on a council estate in Lyford, which was also a setting for my second novel Motherlove. Lyford is fictional, but it’s based on Luton, where I grew up. ThatContinue reading “The Unravelling: Time and Place”

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”

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”

Sagas: keeping it in the family

I was slightly surprised when my first novel, A Time For Silence, was classified on Amazon as a family saga. My publisher had told me it was crime fiction and I had thought of it as a simple mystery. Besides, it was a single book and I never expected to add to the series. SurelyContinue reading “Sagas: keeping it in the family”

The Covenant: a week to remember

Some weeks are more hectic than others. This last has been very hectic non-stop activity for me, which is not bad considering I barely left the house, or the keyboard. My latest novel, The Covenant, is finally published, and although I’ve had books published before, they have never previously made their appearance in the middleContinue reading “The Covenant: a week to remember”

There is Still Crime!The Covenant, by Thorne Moore #BookLaunch #Review #FridayReads

Originally posted on Judith Barrow:
THE WELSH CRIME WRITING COLLECTIVE Crime Cymru is a diverse collective of Welsh crime writers, spanning crime fiction and non-fiction. Crime Cymru has three main aims.– To support crime writers with a real and present relationship with Wales– To help in the development of new writing talent– To promote Wales,…

Bestselling Thorne Moore and the resilient women who fought back…

Originally posted on Juliet Greenwood:
Today I’d like to welcome Thorne Moore, best selling author of A Time for Silence, who is published by Honno Press. Thorne’s latest novel, The Covenant, is a prequel to A Time for Silence and is published on August 20th 2020.     As a child I was very fond…