PSYCHOSIS BOOK LAUNCH – ON A TRAIN?

PSYCHOSIS BOOK LAUNCH – ON A TRAIN?

All aboard! The Psychosis book launch event is confirmed and you’re invited! So, here we are. Another year. Another book launch. PSYCHOSIS – my latest psychological thriller about a flawed therapist whose world is turned into a living nightmare – is available from the 30th June 2017. The book launch is currently scheduled for the […]

THE CHOICE

THE CHOICE

“Your partner and your child are both dangling from a cliff – you can only save one of them – who would you choose?” Let’s assume for a second that you have a partner and that, as a result of this partnership, you have a child.  Now, let’s place both of them with white knuckled […]

SINS OF THE MISGUIDED

SINS OF THE MISGUIDED

Where exactly do these dimwits who purport to know so much about the religious sensitivities of the masses crawl from?” What does Easter (also known as PASCH or PASCHA)  mean to you? The arrival of spring, a long weekend, clock change or the resurrection of the Cadbury’s ‘sickly sweet’ cream egg? Your answer is most likely going to be […]

WHY WE PREFER NEGATIVE HEADLINES

WHY WE PREFER NEGATIVE HEADLINES

Do you think news bulletins should contain more positive, uplifting stories instead of negative, depressing ones? Or, are they just another form of entertainment? A colleague once told me the story of his encounter with an intimidating customer. He said that the diminutive senior executive had such a bad reputation with his subordinates that he earned himself the nickname of Napoleon

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS OR WEIRDNESS?

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS OR WEIRDNESS?

Picture the scene: you’re walking down the street, minding your own business, and a person with a beaming smile accosts you, hands you a bottle of water and says to have a drink on them. What’s your reaction?  Gratitude or suspicion? Well, if it was suspicion then you wouldn’t be alone, especially here in the […]

PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER KEEPS READERS GUESSING

PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER KEEPS READERS GUESSING

There was most certainly a Eurovision Song Contest air to yesterday’s Readers Group Meeting. Thankfully, there was no singing.   Hello, this is England, could we please have your scores? Yes, yesterday was the day. The day when PSYCHOSIS Reader’s Group members met to deliver their verdict on the 1st draft of my new psychological […]

PARASOMNIA; THE SLEEP DEMONS AND YOU

PARASOMNIA; THE SLEEP DEMONS AND YOU

So what are they like for you? Creepy, happy, scary, terrifying or downright x rated? Most of us dream every single night, we just don’t remember, which is really disappointing when it’s a good dream. However, there are others that we would much rather forget yet, for some horrifying reason, cannot. You know, generally when […]

LOVE TO READ? JOIN THE READER’S GROUP NOW

LOVE TO READ? JOIN THE READER’S GROUP NOW

“If you’ve ever wondered about the book writing process, love to read books and want to influence the next bestseller, this post is for you!” I am often asked about my writing process. Where do I get my ideas? What are my rituals? And, of course, what exactly is involved in bringing a manuscript to […]

OUT WITH A CURSE, IN WITH THE NEW

OUT WITH A CURSE, IN WITH THE NEW

“Change is imposed on us. Every year, every day, hour and second that ticks by equals change for us. Some of it so subtle, we may not even notice until many days, months, weeks, and even years later.” So here we are, just one more (or less than) a day left of 2016, before we […]

WHY A CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS A REST

WHY A CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS A REST

  You would have thought somebody had hacked off one of my limbs! I was onto the agency almost immediately, “I can’t stay here. I have research. I have video conferences. This is unacceptable!”   So, here I am, in my fourth and final week here on the Southwest coast of England, working on my […]