Inspired by Secrets

Inspired by Secrets

Inspiration is a fickle creature. It can be abrupt and blatant, experienced through intense life events and relationships, or it can lie buried deep, lurking in the shadows of the past and emerging at unexpected moments. One of the inspirations for my novel, The...
Fuelled by Coffee

Fuelled by Coffee

From my study, which is located one floor above my kitchen, I can hear the faint click of the coffee machine as it advances through its reheat cycle. It reminds me that, amongst other things, my brain is fuelled by coffee. The amount of coffee I drink depends on the...
Age is a Number

Age is a Number

Nearly four weeks have passed since the launch of my book. I’ve visited over fifty bookstores, participated in writers’ panels and author events, chatted on live radio shows and podcasts, and enjoyed numerous conversations with writers and readers. I’ve been on a...
Looking Forward

Looking Forward

As I think of the people, conversations, experiences and challenges that have filled my past year, I am grateful for the numerous times I have been inspired and encouraged. I am thankful for the moments with friends when I’ve laughed until my stomach ached. The times...
Embrace Doing Nothing

Embrace Doing Nothing

When Leonardo da Vinci was painting The Last Supper in Milan’s Santa Maria delle Grazie, the Prior reportedly complained that Leonardo was spending too much time standing about, staring into the distance, lost in contemplation. The Prior wanted to see the artist...
Travelling Like a Writer

Travelling Like a Writer

With a perpetually long list of destinations my husband and I are eager to visit, we moved the Faroe Islands to the top of our wish list earlier this year when I began planning a new novel set in this remote archipelago of the North Atlantic. I won’t give anything...

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