Heavenly, celestial, otherworldly …

Heavenly, celestial, otherworldly …

Following my last post, here's the second chapter of my novel, INFINITE STRANGER, which is due out this summer. ------------------------------------------------------------ 2 North Yorkshire, February 1978 I’ll never forget the first time I saw Greystones Abbey. If ever there was a single word to describe such an impression, I’d love to know it. To phrase it [...]

INFINITE STRANGER

INFINITE STRANGER

Here's a preview of the first chapter of my next novel, Infinite Stranger, which is being published this summer. On a snowy February morning in 1978, eighteen-year-old Leah Cavanagh meets Brother Matthew Haddon while on a retreat with her Catholic girls’ school. The four days she spends at Greystones Abbey in the wilds of North [...]

Boris the Beast

Boris the Beast

On her first day working as an au pair at Cliff House, Kitty discovers the true colours of the family pet, Boris the Mad Belgian Malinois. .......... “BORIS!” I yell as the sodding animal wrenches the lead out of my hand and bounds off after a large ball that appears out of nowhere. “Boris! Come [...]

Her Last Coherent Thought

Her Last Coherent Thought

Here’s a preview of my latest novel. Following a traumatic incident that occurred halfway through her university course, quirky Kitty O’Hara has secluded herself in her home town these last two years, finding herself angry and aimless in life. When she gate-crashes the graduation ball of her former friends, she reaches rock bottom and realizes that something [...]

Koreans, Autism and Isolation – How ‘Miracle Creek’ Hits Close to Home

Koreans, Autism and Isolation – How ‘Miracle Creek’ Hits Close to Home

I was wondering whether to put ‘Cultural Differences’ instead of ‘Koreans’ in my title. Could ‘Koreans’ somehow sound a bit …  I don’t know … politically incorrect, I wondered. Especially since the word is followed by ‘autism’ and ‘isolation’, neither of which has positive associations. But no, I decided to stick to ‘Koreans’. After all, [...]