June 14, 2015

A question I get asked a lot is where does my inspiration for writing come from? How do I think up the characters and plots for my stories?


A lot of would-be writers, and even some people who are already writing, struggle with the concept of just how to create a story....

May 24, 2015

This article was originally conceived as a guest post for Rachel Abbott's website where budding and experienced authors alike can find some fantastic tips on writing and publishing:



Writing a best seller is easy, isn’t it? It’s just a process of stringing togethe...

May 13, 2015

Rachel Abbott has recently released her fourth novel, Stranger Child – another psychological thriller. Here, she talks about what makes the perfect thriller for her.


Asking that question is a bit like asking “What makes a man sexy?” or “What makes a plate of...

April 22, 2015

Ok, ok, I know I've not been in the writing game that long really, with only one published book (two if you're reading this after 30th April 2015), but I've been on one hell of a steep learning curve these last few years! When I was asked by fellow debut author Laura S...

April 8, 2015

When my publicist called to tell me the BBC were interested in interviewing me - the very next day! - for the national 6 o'clock news, I was delighted. It was my first chance to really put my novel-writing career onto the national stage. In fact, they didn't just want...

March 24, 2015

This blog is based on actual events...


Monday 23rd March, 2015


5:45am - Awoken by shouts of 'Daddy! I've finished my poo-poo!'

5:50am - Bum wiped, back in bed

6:00am - Can't sleep. Check Twitter.

6:10am - Boys making too much noise. Time to get up

7:05am - 2 episodes of Pe...

March 18, 2015

It was a hot summer’s day on the Costa Del Sol when my life changed. I had just finished reading the fourth book of my holiday, a mystery thriller. I slapped the paperback down onto the hot poolside slabs. I was annoyed to have guessed the main twist after the first th...

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