Just a quickie – in every sense of the word! Carmel has a story in Gotta Have it which has one of the sexiest covers I’ve seen for a long time… curb your impatience though, it’s pre-order only until 24 March!

Absence much lamented (by me!) I’ve just got back from having a hot stone massage – it was truly relaxing (apart from the corrugated mark on my forehead where it was resting on a towel and which looks absurdly like somebody tried to strangle the top of my head with a very thick rope) and […]

Reading, performing or appearing? What do you do if you have to read your work aloud? I am a performer, rather than a reader, but I know many writers (possibly more self-confident and well-balanced writers) who simply read. And there are those few, those stunning souls of coruscating intellect, charm or whatever, who ‘appear’. What […]

Waxwings by Johnathan Raban My review rating: 3 of 5 starsThis was the first time I’ve read anything by Raban and on the basis of this book I will be going back for more – and better prepared this time!There are no spoilers here, don’t worry, but the book – especially its blurb – wrongfooted […]

Reading worries Yes, I’ve gone very quiet. No, I haven’t died, nor won the lottery. Actually I’ve had migraine. For some reason as yet unclear, I get sequential migraine – three in a row, a day or a day and a half apart, which wipes me out for a week or so. Weird. Anyway, apart […]