Who is Elizabeth and where did I get her from? Like most writers (I think), there is a little bit of me in all my characters. When I write, I ‘sort of’ become them. Logic says we draw on our own experiences, feelings, hopes and dreams … and our demons, to get inside the characters … Read more Introducing Elizabeth: Character Analysis
In the Evening Wolf series, the lead characters are all women. That is because each one of the books tells the story of the female line of ‘cunning folk’, healers and midwives of old, going back through the centuries. Each female is strong in different ways, but all share an inherited ‘gift’ of sight and, … Read more Strong Female Lead Characters
A writer’s choice If you look across the internet for what writers recommend you do to improve your own writing, there are usually two things that regularly come up; do more writing and do more reading. The saying goes that ‘practice makes perfect’ and the more you write, the better, it is assumed, you become. … Read more How to Improve Your Writing
A sneak peek from my next book (The Evening Wolf – Chapter 5) … “Tis a blood moon,” John Barker observed loudly and rushed back inside the inn to tell his fellow drinkers. His cronies came out into the lane to see the strange spectacle for themselves. “Tis an evil moon tonight fer sure an’ … Read more Esobel – Chapter one
Well … once again, we had a few delays in publishing, but ‘Elyse’ is finally on Amazon. This has been the hardest book to write from the series so far. Not because the story was difficult to get for me or me suffering from writer’s ‘block’, just life and its problems and glitches … major … Read more Latest book – Elyse
The Story It is by no means unusual to witness the singling out of a particular person (or group of people) to take the blame for an event or happening or, in some cases, for no specific reason at all. Unfortunately, history bears witness to this being a very human thing to do. Someone can … Read more Elizabeth (The Evening Wolf Stories: Chapter 1)
We read about the witch trials of the 1500s and 1600s that occurred in our country, and we are shocked and appalled. We read about how, when events happened that people living in those times did not understand and/or had no explanation for, someone, usually a woman (over 80% of accused witches were female), was … Read more Witch hunts…do they still go on today in the UK?
Elizabeth was the first in the Evening Wolves series. I set this story in the early 1950s, because at that time, parts of rural England were still quite isolated and its inhabitants somewhat backward in their attitudes. Given that there had been a prosecution of witchcraft as late as 1944, there were still pockets around … Read more Why I choose the genre of historical fiction and witchcraft