Snapshots of Antonia

Snapshots of Antonia

I’ve discovered that the image of the striking woman pictured on the front cover of my book was created by fine-art photographer Dmytro Baev from Odesa, Ukraine. The woman is a real person, not an AI creation. Like Dmytro Baev, I am strongly inspired by art and...
Sound On

Sound On

I recently listened to actors reading excerpts from my book, The Engraver’s Secret, and was asked to select my favourite voices with a view to using them for the audiobook. I was asked to describe what I liked and didn’t like about their voices; and if I thought their...
Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal

One of my favourite flowers are striped tulips, which have featured in floral still life paintings since the sixteenth century, and starred in springtime garden displays around the world. I was delighted that the design team at HarperCollins Australia included these...
Suspend Your Disbelief

Suspend Your Disbelief

Whenever my husband and I watch movies with a plot relating to a commercial airplane – Sully and Air Force One are favourites – he can’t help whispering in my ear during the movie: “They can’t do that in real life.” Commercial pilots will be the first to tell you...
Book Review: De Telegraaf, Monday 2 May 2022

Book Review: De Telegraaf, Monday 2 May 2022

Intrigue Around An Ancient Map Book:  ‘De Graveur’. What: historical thriller. Who: Lisa Medved. Publisher: Horizon. This is a thriller with two stories set in different time periods. One takes place in Antwerp and London from 1621: the year in which the Twelve...

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