The Lakes, Catherine Ryan Howard, and Wordpress.com websites…

Just back from a holiday in the Lake District. Its beauty alone makes it a great setting for fiction. Then the lack of mobile coverage in many places is an absolute bonus if you’re writing crime. Your heroine doesn’t need to run low on battery to stop her calling for backup… It’s where Anna, the … More The Lakes, Catherine Ryan Howard, and Wordpress.com websites…

A Sense of Place in Fiction: Five of the Best

  Following on from last week’s post on creating a sense of place in fiction, I felt the urge to recommend five of my favourite novels that combine evocative descriptions with involving plots: The Sea House by Esther Freud. For me reading this book was like diving under water and immersing myself in another world. … More A Sense of Place in Fiction: Five of the Best

Extreme Reading – Tideline by Penny Hancock

Reading and ironing are never a great mix, but I found Tideline the sort of book you’re compelled to apply yourself to without pause, whilst walking downstairs, chopping vegetables and so on. After a minor burn I realised I’d just have to abandon everything else until I’d finished the story. Tideline is a thriller which … More Extreme Reading – Tideline by Penny Hancock