Where I am

The title of this blog post may be slightly misleading. I am physically in my usual writing spot, the conservatory, looking out somewhat apprehensively to see if snow has started to fall yet, which I'm very much hoping it doesn't, although there was suspicious-looking low white cloud over the Pentland Hills, which I can more …

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Light-Hearted Greetings!

Once we get past the Winter Solstice, I find things begin to look up again with the gradually extending hours of daylight. Although I often indulge my tendency to hibernate during the festive season - and indeed this year I've stocked up up with an unfeasibly huge quantity of food that might last until Doomsday …

Confession Time

I thought I had better take this opportunity to confess that instead of getting straight to work on editing and publishing 'The Unexpected Suspect' (Pitkirtly XVI) I've irresponsibly returned to something completely different which I've been working on as a background project for over a year. This is quite unusual for me these days, because …

Discovering Spain

Yesterday I sent off the latest in my 'Quest' series, 'Quest for a Father', to have it made into what I think of as a proof copy in paperback, which I will decorate with sticky notes in time-honoured fashion to mark up the places where there is still some editing to be done despite the …