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The Ghosts of Old Roads

So, for a change of pace, let me take a break from talking about Resistance (which is out next Tuesday–did I mention that? Did I mention it enough? Tuesday! Meep) and instead tell you of murder most foul, of vanishing roads … Continue reading

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A Walk Through the Woods

So, yesterday morning I headed out to take advantage of what the weather forecast assured me would be the only completely sunny day for some time. I’d decided the night before that I wanted to go walking, but it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Newsletter launch and the loneliest stretch of the Thames

A double-headed post this time, as I have an announcement and then I’ll be sharing some of this summer’s walking with you. I’ve decided to start sending out a regular newsletter (some of you have already spotted it, as I added … Continue reading

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How I failed to write a Regency

I think of it as ‘fizzle,’ mostly because I like the onomatopoeia of the word, the hint of sizzling heat and quick fizzing reactions. I’ve heard it called other things: spark, frisson, attraction, the click. It’s the magic ingredient that … Continue reading

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North Yorkshire (Ten Castles Tour, Part Two)

After a lovely sunny day in Scarborough, I was surprised to wake to heavy fog the next morning. I was in no rush, as it was still a Bank Holiday and the buses were few and far between, so I … Continue reading

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An Upcoming Release and Easter in the North East (Ten Castles Tour, Part 1)

For the last few weeks, I’ve been so busy that I keep forgetting that I was on the road only a month ago. This year’s great adventure took me north, on a route from York to Edinburgh, via visits to ten … Continue reading

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To the Temple of the Winds… (also stories about kindness and another dragon snippet)

And here we are, almost a month into 2015, and I actually have a new release to get excited about (what’s that, Amy? Something new? From you? Are you feeling all right?). I have a bittersweet little contemporary story in … Continue reading

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