For the past few years I’ve had what people call a ‘portfolio career’. As well as writing, I’m a consultant, an external examiner and a creative writing tutor. That takes a lot of swapping of hats and this week has been particularly hectic. Monday morning saw me at an important meeting in York, Monday afternoon … Continue reading Stopping to take stock
Going Back to Find Something New
I’ve been coming to Glastonbury (the town not the festival, as I’ve explained a lot in the past few weeks) every year or so since I started writing Beltane six years ago. It’s become a kind of spiritual second home and I love it for its quirkiness, its willingness to embrace the alternative and the … Continue reading Going Back to Find Something New
Meet My Character
Thanks ever so much to Sharon Booth of The Moongazing Hare blog for asking me to do this blog tour. You can read Sharon’s brilliant blog here. This is the first time I’ve done one of these blog tours so I hope I’ve done it right. If not then please let me know… 1. What … Continue reading Meet My Character
Why the picture of Glastonbury Tor?
Beltane is my first novel and it’s set in Glastonbury. The original spark of the idea came from staying in a bed and breakfast near Glastonbury Tor with a friend almost ten years ago. It was very alternative. People had conversations about angels over the breakfast table. Daily group meditation was pretty much compulsory. The … Continue reading Why the picture of Glastonbury Tor?