It’s only Richard and Judy! *FAINTS*

There are some daydreams that remain with you throughout your life, as your ultimate benchmark of success.  For me, sitting on the sofa with Richard and Judy, discussing a book I’d written that they’d personally chosen for their book club, was one of those. Before I’d... read more

Publish and be damned… lucky

It’s been a month since publication of A Dangerous Crossing, my first historical novel under the pseudonym Rachel Rhys and I am full of shame that it has taken so long to update. In my defence I’m such a technophobe that the thought of having to locate my... read more

I have a split personality – enter Rachel Rhys!

So, here’s the thing. At the end of last year, having written three psychological thrillers in a row, I started to fantasise about writing something completely different – new genre, new name even – but had no idea what. Then, at my mum’s... read more

When She Was Bad

Publication time again. As ever, publication week seems to have taken forever to arrive, but now it’s finally here time has speeded up and it’s galloping towards Thursday, which is launch day for When She Was Bad. This is the point when I remember all the... read more

The Fallout

One of the best things about being published in different countries (apart from the free money of course) is seeing the different covers foreign publishers come up with. In May The Broken will be published in the US and not only is there a different cover, but also a... read more

Stuck for Words

I’ve recently started a new book. Well, when I say started, it was more like an involuntary evacuation (sorry, if that sounds a bit bowel-related) of words than a conscious decision. It’s always the case with me. That initial surge of excitement when... read more


Congratulations to Linda Rumsey who has won a signed copy of First One Missing after being randomly selected from all the subscribers to my inaugural newsletter. For all those who weren’t successful, there’ll be plenty more competitions coming up in... read more

STOP PRESS: New Event (and it’s a corker)

Happy New Year everyone. Yeah, I know it’s late, but sheesh, you’re talking to someone who took SIX YEARS to get a website! Just wanted to let you all know about the first bookish event of 2016 which is coming up on Feb 4th in Winchester, where I’m... read more

Better Late Than Never

Finally I have been dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century. I have…. drum roll… a website! There are loads of reasons why it’s taken me so long to get to this point – inherent laziness is one big one, but also concerns about committing to writing here... read more

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