I always knew Mark had a warrior inside him. As a young man, he was very active in medieval reenactment, we have a sword collection scattered all over the house, but recently, he took an active role in home defence, and I must admit I underestimated how ferocious he is. It all started with aContinue reading “Modern Barbarian”
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We were invited to the wedding. A colleague from work was getting married, and as a bunch of nut job doctors, we were invited to the evening party. I was thrilled, as it is lovely to put on some nice dress and make up and just let yourself go every now and again. I wasContinue reading “Accidentally drunk”
Yesterday Mark and I had a big shouting match about a scene. I can’t tell you much because there would be too many spoilers, but let me ask you a question. If you doing a sad, sweet goodbye, would you ever use a person’s full name? I wouldn’t, but Mar editing Summer Veil insists thatContinue reading “Creative Differences”
Release Day madness
There is no better feeling than being the sole reason someone is still alive, but the second best comes when you release a new book, and this week I had to experience both. First, there was my patient. A charming man whose symptoms didn’t appear dangerous or give any cause for concern, yet something feltContinue reading “Release Day madness”
Two patients in a price of one – release week fog.
The release of Spring Blight is this Friday, and I admit I’m equally excited as tired about it. This and my endless week of covering the NHS doctors’ strike made my brain shut down to the point I doubted my sanity. On the last shift, I picked up the patient, let’s call her Dawn JohanasContinue reading “Two patients in a price of one – release week fog.”
Wet Rat Saturday
Mark and I got a little writing crazy sitting at home and finishing the last book in Season’s War series, so yesterday, he dragged me out to town for shopping. Not the best timing because … well, it is Cornwall, and it was raining. Here, when it rains, it pours. It feels like a monsoonContinue reading “Wet Rat Saturday”
Netflix – you did it kind of right?
Did you ever read or watched something and kept thinking you were enchanted by the side characters, but the main one sucks big time? I had this experience recently with Netflix Shadow and Bone. I admit I didn’t read the books, but I enjoyed the first series and decided to give it a go forContinue reading “Netflix – you did it kind of right?”
To be indie – not as I imagined
When I thought of becoming a writer, I imagined spending hours writing a book and many more editing and polishing it until it matched my standards. What I didn’t foresee was how many collateral things I would have to learn. If you become a self-published power machine, you must do it all yourself until youContinue reading “To be indie – not as I imagined”
Happy international woman’s day!
What it mean’s being a strong woman. You may disagree with me, but for me, it doesn’t mean being a Marvel character who can save the world with a snap of the finger or a raging feminist that feels the need to prove to everyone if a man can do it, she can do betterContinue reading “Happy international woman’s day!”
The perils of late night TV and soft furniture
In UK we have a program called Naked Attraction. It is a trashy cattle-market type of programme, where people present themselves naked for the potential date and are chosen based on their physique. It is entertaining, but because it has a lot of penises and vaginas, it is a late night program. We occasionally watchContinue reading “The perils of late night TV and soft furniture”