Not your conventional romance

Not your conventional romance

On Valentine’s Day 1989 the new love of my life and I exchanged suspiciously similar-looking envelopes – and found we had indeed bought the same card. Mine in Birmingham. Hers in Walthamstow. It showed a princess encountering – and being kissed by...
Not your conventional romance (2)

Not your conventional romance (2)

On the day of our engagement, picture two people dressed in posh 15th-century clothes wandering the streets of Orford. Night is falling. We have nowhere to sleep. Unless, of course, we fancy putting up a tent in the dark… (And if you don’t know how we got...
Not your conventional romance (3)

Not your conventional romance (3)

Picture it if you can… It’s the week before our wedding. I’ve been burning the candle at all three ends (metaphysically speaking) to finish my first solo novel – a dark fantasy farrago called The Dragon in the Stone. (Not read the story so far?...
Running to keep up your skills?

Running to keep up your skills?

Ever had the feeling that everything’s changing too fast for your skills to keep up? If you haven’t, then take it from me that it comes with age. I may feel like a 23-year-old when I’m having a good day, but my passport wouldn’t agree…...