May became June and the bizarre heat raged. Hills that were once green humps in the distance shed layers that used to insulate them against the fog. Bernal Heights, Twin Peaks and and the Marin Headlands revealed their nut brown skins as people all over town did the same. The homeless retreated under the freeway … More Excerpt from ‘Hector’
She orders a chai. I don’t even know what chai is. ‘I’ll just have a tea.’ I say. And she says, ‘She means English Breakfast, she’ll have milk but no sugar.’ I’ve irritated her, I think, because I asked for tea not English Breakfast. The young man behind the counter nods at me with sympathy. … More You’ve never tried sushi!
My wedding vows were the most important element of my wedding: more important than the food, the guests, the clothes, the music – everything. They were the reason that us and all our guests showed up, because without them there was nothing to celebrate. In the UK the civil ceremony is not terrible – there … More How to write wedding vows – templates and themes
So far, writing a novel means spending only about 50% of my working hours getting words on the page. The rest of the time I spend (no ,not procrastinating) on shameless self promotion, reading and crucially, on researching. The reason I have fallen so heavily into research is that in my book, Woman Man science plays … More Real, realistic and realism. And, a fascinating discovery about electrified crops