A Folk Tale

This story is one that is still told in the West

How My Writing Career Almost Ended In The Sink With A Cheese Grater…

The title of this blog tells you everything you n

My Resolution for 2024? I Will Be Both Sweet And Tough…

I am always learning, and this is a new year,so t

The “KISSY” guide to writing better novels.

Happy New Year to you all.

Happy Christmas to you all!

Dear readers, reviewers, authors – friends, famil

8:1 is the way to go.

8:1 is the way to go. Let me explain.

What I’ve Been Writing.

Like many writers, I tend to disappear into the w

So much love for the USA …

I’m really excited to tell you about my recent vi

I’m planning a trip away…but where am I going?

Most of you know the feeling – how it’s great be

Talking about writing novels to my readers. What could be more fun?

Recently, I visited a retirement housing complex

Meet the Three Female Characters in ‘The Daughter of the Fens’ by Elena Collins…

In the dual timeline story of ‘The Daughter of th

Researching a new novel

Writing novels definitely helps you learn more ab

The Daughter of the Fens – Marriage then and now…

I’ve been thinking about marriage a lot lately.

Why I love writing historical novels…

I became a novelist in 2018 after doing a masters

What is it like to be vegan nowadays?

I’ve been vegan for thirty years and vegetarian f

How a Pantser became a Plotter. More Confessions of a Novelist.

(With thanks to Matt Haig.

Introducing Morwenna Mutton.

It started with being asked by my wonderful publisher to write a cozy (cosy) crime series.…

Why I Turned to Crime: Confessions of a Novelist.

I love writing. I have a magnetic relationship with it – if there’s a pen or…

Why I love Tom Hardy…

I recall a magical moment during my masters’, when I was in class and the lecturer…

There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that become family.

The life of a writer can be solitary. Writing a novel is not a collaborative process,…

Why I love audiobooks…

Do you remember when you were little, when you first discovered books? As babies, we’d touch…

The Silver Ladies Do Lunch – nostalgia, and going back to where it all began…

My new novel, The Silver Ladies Do Lunch, is quite special to me as it’s set…

On Writing. Once the first draft of a novel is finished – what then?

I was asked an interesting question this week by a lovely ex-student who teaches creative writing.…

On inspirational teachers who open doors….

My new novel, ‘The Silver Ladies Do Lunch,’ begins many years ago in a primary school…

Researching a novel can be a breath of fresh air….

Recently, I was invited to do a talk at a library. I always love these events…