Torn

It’s that Friday in the month that we hold the Writers’ Café. Always a special day for me and one that I only miss if I am out of town. Nothing else keeps me away. It was back in the early 80s before I was married, before I moved abroad and I’d actually started to … More Torn

The final proof

It’s still only three weeks into January. Already life seems to have picked up the pace and yet, only two weeks ago it still felt like Christmas and I was in London and squeezing into the boys’ one-bed flat. Since then I have been to The Hague, flown back to KL, had a few days’ … More The final proof

Alien in Phuket

This week I have the very good fortune to attend my second annual Phuket Writers’ Paradise Retreat, led by my friend and author, Anne O’Connell. As soon as I heard the topic for today’s class I was excited – to go to a nearby junk store and be inspired, then to write. And so, we … More Alien in Phuket