lundi 16 février 2015

Vargas: The Chalk Circle Man

I am re-reading The Chalk Circle Man, a Fred Vargas detective novel, featuring the enigmatic police chief Adamsberg, renown for his Zen methods for solving crimes. The Chalk Circle Man - like all Vargas books - is dotted with eccentric characters, an oceanographic alcoholic scientist ( who stalks people in her spare time), an love-sick beret-wearing old lady with crocodile teeth and a beautiful, but very mean blind man. To be read.


In the past couple of months, I have fallen out of this blog, writing consuming my days and nights, at the back of my mind, a constant, parallel tick that - as I work, wash and drive my car - is trying to rewrite that paragraph, solve the plot twist, hack away at what must go. I have been in two places at once, here and there, in the world of work, family, friends and then inside this cave, right deep down, where something entirely different is happening. In the cave, time runs with multiple clocks and logic is utterly unreasonable; it's more about feeling your way in the dark, slicing through words with a delicate sword.

vendredi 5 décembre 2014


I am thrilled to say that the brilliant Jessica Craig at the very excellent Pontas Agency in Barcelona is going to represent me for my novel and detective books. I am very happy.

You can read about them here.

samedi 22 novembre 2014

Visual Verse: The Library of Tears

This has been a month of many exciting things, writing things. Visual Verse comes as a sketch, a promise, a diversion; it is a sudden glance shared with a passing stranger, a connection in the crowd.

To read my latest piece, The Library of Tears, click just here.

samedi 18 octobre 2014

Visual Verse : Tectonic Love

        Busy, busy, busy with so many things, but, couldn't resist the latest prompt from Visual Verse. In their own words,

"Visual Verse is a celebration. Of the drama of seeing and the desire to express it. Of the things that inspire us, move us, and that we find hardest to articulate".

You can read the latest in Aunt Dorothea's epistolary adventures here.

dimanche 28 septembre 2014

Like Something You Wanted: The Irish Literary Review

I have a short story, Like Something You Wanted, published in the recent edition of the excellent online Irish Literary Review. You can read it here.

mercredi 24 septembre 2014


In the midst of a mad month of many things, I've written a new piece for Visual Verse. I love this project.

You can read the latest from Aunt Dorothea over here.