Category: Author

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Out and about: an author’s tale

Out and about: an author’s tale

As an independent novelist, she couldn’t just bask in the pleasure of writing, she had to step out and get people to read her novels... Read now on Secret Path’s Author’s Notes.
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Telling stories

What if? The telling of stories

Life is made up of stories, the building blocks that make sense of us and the world. But telling stories requires critical thought and practice… Read more on Secret Paths Author's Notes.
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Chimera: Girls can and will save the world

Chimera: Girls can and will save the world

Girls can and will save the world. Such was the conviction that inspired Chimera, a tale unfolding against the real-life backdrop of anxiety about the disastrous impact of increasingly unhealthy industrial food and the rampant abuse of pharmaceuticals (...) Read more on Secret Paths, Author's Notes.
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Beyond Literary Genres

Beyond Literary Genres

The nature of literary genres as defining categories and their limitations for the creative process... Read more on Author's Notes.
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The Knight's Sword

The Knight’s Sword

For the second voice I seek to echo, I have chosen a more challenging author, Erin Morgenstern and her debut novel, The Night Circus. Read more on Author's Notes, The Knight's Sword.
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Story writing: Stay with me, my love

Story writing: Stay with me, my love

In the quest for a better understanding of one’s voice as a writer, Neil Gaiman suggests writing in the style of someone else. So I did. … Continue reading on Secret Paths Author's Notes.
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Inspirational Writer

The inspirational ​writer

Alan McCluskey describes himself as an inspirational writer. Rather than following a plot, he is the first reader, discovering the story as he writes (...) Read more on Author's Notes.
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The Favourite

Film: The Favourite

The Favourite, a strange film that plays out in a claustrophobic world, folded in on itself, dripping with decay and decline, cloaked in stuffy air, yet run through with violence and rampant sensuality... Read more on Secret Paths Author's Notes.
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Local Voices

A new novel coming soon: Local Voices

In her drive to re-establish women at the heart of hearthside healthcare, Annie is pitted against Health England that targets her and those close to her, wreaking havoc... Read more on Author's Notes.
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Illustration by Ben Jennings for George Monbiot’s article in The Guardian.

Stories of people who live far from the spotlight

In an article in The Guardian, George Monbiot urges us to pay attention to “(…) the story of people who live far from (…) the spotlight (..)” Untold stories are a central theme of my latest novel, Local Voices. Read more on Author's Notes.