Linda to join St Edmund Hall as Writer in Residence

Linda to join St Edmund Hall as Writer in Residence

We are delighted to announce that Linda Davies will join St Edmund Hall in October, to spend a term at the College as its first Writer in Residence. After reading PPE at St Edmund Hall, Linda embarked upon a career as an investment banker in London, New York and...
Tips on creative writing for children, schools and adults

Tips on creative writing for children, schools and adults

WRITING TIPS I often go into schools and universities to talk to children and young adults about writing. I have compiled a series of hints about creative writing that I hope you will find helpful. (They are all capitalized so that I can read them more easily when...

What makes a good thriller?

1)  Characters we care about. There has been a recent trend to create extreme characters of varying degrees of psychopathology: Lizbeth Salander– Girl with the Dragon tattoo – Vanessa Michael Munro – from Taylor Stevens The Informationist and The Innocent – a...

Scientist fears CIA is attempting to weaponise weather

What if you could control the weather?   It’s a question that has exercised mankind for millennia.   Now evidence has emerged that the US Intelligence community is funding climate research in what a leading climate scientist fears is a step towards controlling and...
Longbow Girl to be published on September 3rd

Longbow Girl to be published on September 3rd

I am thrilled to announce the publication of my latest novel, Longbow Girl, on September 3rd. This is a book for everyone who loves adventure, mystery,  bravery and history. Longbow Girl is for children and young adults, though friends of mine who might like to but...

Book Excerpt: What happens when El Niño meets an Ark Storm

Here’s an excerpt from my novel Ark Storm.  My heroine, Dr Gwen Boudain, a big wave surfing meteorologist, is it attempting to explain the phenomena of Ark Storms and El Niño to two private equity investors: Gwen eased out a silent breath, secured the agreements...