To help me get into the mindset of my fictional characters I have spent the last few years researching recent history. Those of you who are familiar with my novels will know they are all set during the iconic decade of the 1960s, a time when Britain experienced a significant cultural shift. To explore theContinue reading “From top down to bottom up…”
It was 1986 when Nottinghamshire social worker, Margaret Humphreys, was first contacted by a former child migrant in Australia. She was asked if she could help track down his family in the UK. That was just the start of a long journey for Margaret, and for the many individuals and families she has helped sinceContinue reading “Not lost, but abandoned”
I am joined on my blog today by crime thriller suspense author, Helen Christmas, who is going to share some fascinating stories about some of the research she has undertaken for her decade-spanning series ‘Same Face Different Place.’ Following on from her first article, on the Chindi Authors website, where she described her journeys intoContinue reading “Undertaking research for a crime thriller: some useful tips”
One year ago I accepted an invitation. I didn’t know then that it would be an acceptance that would change my life. Perhaps that sounds a little dramatic? Nevertheless, when I look back over the last twelve months and catalogue the differences, it feels like a fair assertion. The invitation came from Authorlab colleague, ChrisContinue reading “Nanowrimo – one year on”
While up in North Wales recently I was able to do some hands-on research for my forthcoming novel.
‘Forgotten Children’ explores some of the horrors experienced by the child migrants and hopes to raise greater awareness of their plight.