Writing Greenwood Tree – and more


Greenwood Tree : a Julia Warren mystery novel in several acts and not a few scenes with many,many cups of tea and scones included.

Published by Grey Cells Press, crime & mystery imprint of Holland House Books.

Of Soul Sincere, a sequel to Greenwood Tree, is due out late 2015.


Other projects include : the third Julia Warren mystery (set in and around a Restoration Theatre), The Gondola Cat, and a book on John Dowland’s journey to Venice (and back).

Favourite Quotes:

‘Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents and everyone is writing a book.’
Cicero, circa 43 BC

‘The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.’
(Samuel Johnson)

Concerning Regency Calling Cards :
P.P.C. An inscription on the visiting cards of our modern
fine gentleman, signifying that they have called ‘pour
prendre congĂ©, i.e. ‘to take leave,’ This has of late been ridiculed by cards inscribed D.I.O. i.e. ‘Damme, I’m off.’

And :
“There are three rules for writing the novel.
Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
(Somerset Maugham)

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