Empty Nests

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 by

Empty nest syndrome is when your children grow up and leave home, leaving their parents alone in the family nest. I believe writers have the same emotions when they come to the end of a character. At the moment, the last in the Strange Sagas of Sabrina Summers is at the editor. I feel as

I’ve just been lucky enough to spend a week in the northern part of New Zealand’s beautiful South Island with my husband. We spent a night at Lochmara Lodge in Queen Charlotte Sound, which is stunningly beautiful, quirky and fascinating. You can only arrive by boat or by walking for some hours along the Queen


Wednesday, 14 January 2015 by

Do you know the difference between finger prints, finger marks, latent and visible prints or what friction ridges are? I have just completed the module on fingerprints as part of the Introduction to Forensic Science MOOC which I am studying through FutureLearn. It’s so important to get these details correct when writing a crime novel.

Any crime writer worth her or his salt does needs to be accurate when it comes to forensics. The amazing team at FutureLearn offer heaps of free online courses, wherever you are in the world. I hadn’t heard of MOOCs before (Massive Online Open Courses), but now see that some very prestigious universities offer them.