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A 'Book Pilgrimage' to Vienna... (Part 1)

A few months ago, I fulfilled the dream of a lifetime: to do a “book pilgrimage” to Vienna.

As many of my fans know, Mary Stewart is one of my all-time favourite authors and ever since I was a teenager, I’d long dreamt of visiting the setting of her novel,  Airs Above the Ground [...]

Return to Oxford! (Part 2)

(If you missed Part 1, click HERE. Sadly, the weather was still grey on our second day so the photos are still a bit dark and dreary – but I hope you’ll still enjoy them! :-) )

One of the things I was most excited about, on my recent visit back to Oxford, [...]

Return to Oxford! (Part 1)

Back to visit Oxford for the first time in 15 years… it’s been a big trip down Memory Lane! As many of my readers know, my Oxford Tearoom Mysteries are inspired by my time living and studying at Oxford. I was a student there in the early 1990’s [...]

Muesli's Corner: Being a Writer's Muse...

It’s tough work being a writer’s muse… but someone’s gotta do it! ;-)

And it’s not as easy as it looks!

It requires Meditation…

Contemplation…

Lots and lots of reading…

A knack for sniffing out good [...]

Q&A: "Do you plot your books from start to finish, and how?"

(** This is where I answer questions that readers send me!)

Oh, I’m definitely a plotter and not a pantser! (For those who aren’t familiar with the terms, writers tend to fall into 2 camps: Plotters and Pantsers, with the latter being those who “write by the seat of their pants” ;-) ) – [...]