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April 16, 2018

Six months ago, at three o'clock in the afternoon, Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese investigative journalist died when the car she was driving exploded and killed her instantly. Her remains were found by her son Matthew, who heard the blast from their family home. He...

March 25, 2016

I’m at that tentative stage.  The exciting. mystifying stage of beginning a new novel. I dread what’s to come. The struggle to put manners on an idea that seems wonderful when it’s first scrawled on paper but has as many holes as a Swiss cheese. I dread the long hours,...

August 13, 2015

Tomorrow I’ll stand at a train station, metaphorically speaking, and wave goodbye to a cast of characters who overstayed their welcome by a least a year. A long with my relief, I’ll feel a certain sadness as I wave them goodbye. They were born on the whim of an idea, s...

July 23, 2015

Four years ago I started writing a new novel. Six months from start to finish, I said to myself as I sat on a sunny apartment balcony in Spain and wrote the opening lines. The following spring – among the rugged rocks and wild Atlantic Way of the artist’s retreat in Ci...

March 27, 2015

Today is special – a launch day for one of my novels – Stolen Child. It was published some years ago in the UK and is now about to be launched in the United States. I feel nervous, excited, slightly apprehensive and, about all, very happy to have this opportunity to en...

February 14, 2015

It’s that time of year again―hearts and roses and true-blue declarations of enduring love. Valentine’s Day is a bright red splash in a dull month and many a proposal will be made and accepted today. What happens when the chocolates have been eaten, the petals have fall...

February 13, 2015

Today  is launch day for my book Fragile Lies. It’s a strange feeling to watch a book go out into the world. It’s like opening the door on a cage of birds and watching them fly off in all directions. I’ve no idea where they’re going to land – and how their plumage will...

January 18, 2015

Having spent the month of January working non-stop to finish my latest novel – on the final pages, thankfully – it was a wonderful surprise to discover that my forthcoming novel Fragile Lies has reached number one in the Hot New Releases in Women’s Literary Fiction. Pu...

October 6, 2014

I had the privilege of being present at the birth of my first grandchild. Even now, ten years later, the memory still moves me profoundly when I remember that special night.

But in the early stages of her pregnancy – when my daughter told me she had decided on a home bi...

December 28, 2013

What was under your bed when you were a child? A discarded teddy, comics, old records, tapes, CD’s, a doll with a broken arm, a much-loved book, lurking monsters, witches, fairies, Peter Pan? The list, real or imagined, is endless -and that is what the  www.undermybed....

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