Where I Write

Before we moved  to our current house seven years ago, I was a peripatetic writer, alighting here and there in our house wherever it seemed warmest. That mostly ended up being in the kitchen which meant that I couldn’t leave my notes and research lying about but had to clear it all away before the […]

Online Launch

On the 23rd of September, I’ll finally be launching the paperback version of Those Who Know at an online event hosted by the UK’s Independent Bookshop of the Year 2020, Book-ish in Crickhowell. Bookish have asked book blogger Amy Williams, who blogs at Tomes with Tea, to interview me at the launch and Amy and […]


Hi everbody! Hope you’re all well and not to stir-crazy yet? Did you know that this week – starting today, Saturday 20th June – is Independent Bookshop Week? It feels odd not to be doing anything to celebrate the work of booksellers in the real world – before ‘all this’ I had bookshop events planned […]

Backwards and forwards

Hi everybody – I hope you and yours are all well and safe? Well, what a difference a year makes… This time last year I was in the middle of #IndyBookTourCymru19 – my tour of Welsh independent bookshops to launch In Two Minds. On the 17th of May, I’d just been part of a Crime […]

Covid 19 side-effects

Hello everybody! I hope you’re all managing to stay sane, well and reasonably connected to the people you love amongst all the chaos, uncertainty and fear? We are – as the BBC and others have told us so often that they’ve come out the other side and stopped doing it – living in unprecedented times. […]

My appearance on Radio Cymru

This week, I recorded my interview with Beti George for her programme Beti A’i Phobol – an experience which was both thrilling and terrifying. (For those of you who are Cymru Cymraeg, it will be broadcast on Radio Cymru on Sunday 23rd February at 12 noon.) For those of you who don’t speak Welsh and […]

Q&A for Crime Cymru

This Question and Answer session appeared on the Crime Cymru website on the 10th of January as part of Crime Cymru’s new blog series. Different crime authors will be offering their own thoughts on their careers, other writers’ work and all things crime fiction-related each week until the summer, so if you follow Crime Cymru […]

Teifi Valley Coroner #3 – Those Who Know

This is the fabulous cover for the next in the Teifi Valley Coroner series – Those Who Know – which will be published in May 2020 and is available for preorder here. Huge thanks are due to The Dome Press, and particularly designer Jem Butcher, for the consistently brilliant covers for the series. And here, […]


Yesterday, I finished line-editing the third in the Teifi Valley Coroner series – Those Who Can. (We’ll come back to the title in a later post, I’m sure.) Editing’s a funny business. Some writers rely very heavily on input from their editors and there is a lot of sending suggestions and redrafts backwards and forwards […]