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Category: Writing

October 28, 2018
Stalking Shadows

He watched her come home, as he had done regularly for the past five weeks. Her slender figure under her thin clothing captivated his imagination. Keeping her in full view he moved deeper into the shadow. She walked merrily towards her home and bounced up the steps to the door. He absorbed the movement of her […]

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June 10, 2017
Tick Tock Tear

The following is my result from an exercise at a workshop on dialogue at the Geneva Writer's Group. A teenage daughter comes home at 3 a.m. and the father is waiting. Here I experimented with both direct and hidden dialogue.   "It's three in the morning." I wore my big watch, her big clock, with […]

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July 15, 2016
Reincarnation and Abuse

My next book is poised to cause a storm. It follows the awakening experiences of a woman who has suffered a life of abuse, both physical and sexual. Everywhere I look and everywhere I go I meet abused women. Statistics estimate that a third of women worldwide suffer abuse, mostly from people they know like their […]

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May 15, 2016
Have you lived before?

Have you ever had that feeling that you have been here before? You have one of those so called déjà vu sensations, a feeling that something about the current situation is familiar. Usually it is only a moment then it is gone, but it leaves you with a curious feeling - this isn't the first […]

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April 14, 2016
An Author In Your Midst

You are travelling in a train, a plane or even on a ship. Across from you is someone tapping away on their laptop computer. What are they doing? What do they need to write so urgently it can't wait till they are in the office? Have you ever wondered what people are writing? If you […]

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March 25, 2016
What do a pillar, a dream and an ancient battle have in common?

This is Forthill in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, and it sets the scene for the opening of my new novel. Under the Cole Monument, that white tower with the statue of a man on top, is a suspected ancient throne of an eternal queen. Eternal because she was crowned after she died in a battle. This […]

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December 12, 2015
Giant cover revealed

It is time to uncover the deliciously designed cover for the third book in the Dragons and Visions series, The Giants of Glorborin. Paulien Bats has done a great job in capturing the essence of the story in a single image. The mix of colours, figures and shapes as well as the title all give […]

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October 27, 2015
Dragons of the Alps

Another Swiss writer has taken the dragons of Pilatus to task with her article "Dragons of the Alps" on Primer. Did you know that in the early 1700s, Swiss physician and naturalist Johann Jakob Scheuchzer went to prove the dragon legends true or false? This is what Anindita Basu Sempere found out and shared in […]

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September 12, 2015
The Inside of Dragons and Visions

I am excited to launch this week the free e-booklet: The Inside of Dragons and Visions. This little book offers insight into the characters, places and objects mentioned in the series. Read about their history, origin and real life inspirations. Why say more here, go to the download page and start reading it for yourself. […]

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January 10, 2015
Jane and the Dragon

The story which inspired the novel "Pursuit". Have you been battling money issues? Do you consistently meet against a wall when it comes to money? Just when your finances are beginning to look better home comes that unexpected bill or something desperately needs replacing. You never seem to get over that level and tend to […]

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