On Hallowe'en 2019, my partner and I made our way across the Shropshire countryside to Acton Scott. Not far from the Long Mynd and the Stiperstones, Acton Scott really does feel a million miles from the hustle of everyday life. In the dark, it's a perfectly spooky setting!
Squalid Slums and Stately Homes: Inspiration for The Button Maker
Slums, stately homes, and nursery rhymes: inspiration for my third novel.
Brodick Castle: A Victorian Duke and Princess
Step back in time and explore the Victorian Brodick Castle on the Isle of Arran.
Kinver Edge and The Rock Houses: A Day Out
On a sunny Sunday morning, I ventured to Kinver Edge in Stourbridge. Now belonging to the National Trust, it is a haven for tourists who can explore the many acres of woodland and open areas, and of course, the famous rock houses.
A Victorian Butcher's Shop
What was it like to be a butcher in the 1800s?
Historical fiction course with Manda Scott and Robert Wilton
My week in the Shropshire hills with fellow writers was simply sublime.
CAMP NANOWRIMO: 50K WORDS IN 30 DAYS
In July I set myself the challenge to write 50k words in one month. And I did it!
But it was hard.
MY DAY AT THE NATIONAL WRITERS’ CONFERENCE
A day packed with lectures and meeting new writers.
Don't forget to claim your free book - The Butcher's Wife
The Butchers Wife - a tale of deceit and revenge!