Sep 102020
 10/09/2020  Comments Off on Try and be true to yourself.

I’m currently working on a suspense novel– hopefully the suspense in my upcoming book will drive the narrative and will keep you the reader interested. Writing suspense is new for me, so I hope I meet your expectations.

In my first book, Beyond the Pale, I tried to explore psychological tension; how do the characters react with one another and how do they find a solution? I really enjoyed exploring the psychological tension when I threw a spanner in the works there, and although there is a sequel I’m really exited for the moment to explore other genres so a sequel will have to wait.

One of my inspirations for my latest book is Agatha Christie; few writers have ever shaped the genre and influenced crime fiction like she has. The British author managed to pen 67 novels over some 50 years. Her plotting was ingenious and even in modern day readers remain captivated by her mysteries.

My erotic fantasy short story started during a stressful time in my life and it has an over-the-top sexual taste. It took the pressure off starting a somewhat daunting task of opening a business on the Costa Blanca and it still makes me laugh today how way back then how my youthful mind was full of hormone induced thoughts! I guess it’s not something I can apologise for as it was part of growing up, maturing, a moment in my life. Shocking I know, who would have thought I could harbour such elaborate fantasises? You’ve just got to be honest with yourself!

I hope you feel confident in the stories you have to tell and never apologise – just write.

All the best,


Sep 032020
 03/09/2020  Comments Off on My new favourite genre

Historical fiction – but what does historical fiction actually mean? Well, according to Goodreads, Historical fiction presents a story set in the past, often during a significant time period. In historical fiction, the time period is an important part of the setting and often of the story itself.

Historical fiction may include fictional characters, well-known historical figures or a mixture of the two. Authors of historical fiction usually pay close attention to the details of their stories (settings, clothing, dialogue, etc.) to ensure that they fit the time periods in which the narratives take place.

In some historical fiction, famous events appear from points of view not recorded in history, showing historical figures dealing with actual events while depicting them in a way that is not recorded in history. Other times, the historical event or time period complements a story’s narrative, forming a framework and background for the character’s lives. Sometimes, historical fiction can be for the most part true, but the names of people and places have been in some way altered.

As this is fiction, artistic license is permitted in regard to presentation and subject matter, so long as it does not deviate in significant ways from established history. If events should deviate significantly, the story may then fall into the genre of alternate history, which is known for speculating on what could have happened if a significant historical event had gone differently. On a similar note, events occurring in historical fiction must adhere to the laws of physics. Stories that extend into the magical or fantastic are often considered historical fantasy.