All Things Cornwall

Cornwall was where my first book takes place, based on a hiking trip I took there in 2004. My Book, A Cornish Odyssey, is an autobiographical fiction, in other words, written as a fictional story, but based on real experiences. The character, like me, was an art and...

A Chocolatier Supreme in Hastings

It’s no secret that I like chocolate. And chocolate with coffee is my favourite combination. So when I stumbled upon Coastal Coco in the Queen’s Arcade and met James, it felt like I must have done something right. It was like entering a little corner of...

Visual Work

Here is a link to my visual practice as an artist and filmmaker from 1987-2022. I have always been a story teller, but have focused my stories in visual form before turning my attention to writing in 2009. Click on the link to see this album:...

Signs and Wonders

You might be wondering why my logo is a No U Turn Sign. Well, it’s like this. In 1993 I was living in Vermont, a state that, back then, had two unusual rules. Rule one was that you could never, ever, make a U turn in that state. Under any circumstances. Why they...

Women Writers

I’ve been looking at my bookshelves lately. It’s been many years now that I have culled, curated and obsessed over my bookshelves, collecting those books which spark something in me, a longing, an idea, a connection to the writer. In the past few weeks...

Improv Wisdom

I’ve been reading a book that is one of those that comes along at the right time. I was actually reading another book that came for me at the right time which was called The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. He recommended this book and I decided to look into it....