15th Aug journalism

70th Anniversary of VJ Day

Today’s 70th Anniversary of VJ Day is not simply a historical milestone, but the last commemoration…

23rd Feb news

Ghostwritten - RoNA award nominee

I'm delighted to say that Ghostwritten has been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association…

2nd Feb news

Shadows Over Paradise

I'm very excited about the American edition of 'Ghostwritten' which will be published as 'Shadows…

1st Feb journalism

How to write good, realistic dialogue

Dialogue is what happens when two or more characters talk to each other. We’ve all read novels in…

11th Nov news

As Featured on 'Interstellar'...

Most writers struggle to get attention for their novels; grateful for a review or two in the…

4th Nov journalism

More on The Forgotten Women of the War in the East

I’ve always had a fascination for the Pacific War. It began at 8, when I learned that my parents’…

19th Oct news

The Forgotten Women of the ‘War in the East’

Amid all this, the greatest fear for mothers of boys was that their sons would be taken away. The…

16th Oct

The Other Side of the POW Story

I was thrilled when Richard Flanagan’s ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ won this year’s Man…

29th Apr news

Guest Adjudicator in the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award

I'm thrilled and honoured to have been asked to be the guest adjudicator in the Authors' Club Best…

3rd Apr

My Writing Room

We live in a tall thin house in Notting Hill and my writing room is down in the basement, dark and…