"The world is but a canvas to our imaginations" Henry David Thoreau

July 27, 2020

I am delighted to announce that my new novel, Spaghetti Bolognaise, is out and available across the world!

The book is self published and available on Amazon in e-book format. Spaghetti Bolognaise is my first book and I hope it will be the first of many novels in t...

January 8, 2020

I am completely thrilled to be able to say that my next two thrillers have been bought by Phoebe Morgan at Avon, a division of Harper Collins.  Just before Christmas, I took an early morning flight from Toulouse – managing to dodge the strikes here in France, as well a...

August 20, 2019

Sunday Times top 10 bestselling author, Debbie Howells is used to writing psychological thrillers, but moving to Dordogne with her partner Martin has been her greatest adventure yet.

Many of us dream about upping sticks from the UK and getting away – permanently.  For m...

May 30, 2019

It’s always exciting when a book is published – hard to believe that Her Sister’s Lie is my fourth, and the launch was such a brilliant evening. The sun shone and Steyning Bookshop was the most perfect venue, but it was all my family and friends being there that made i...

May 29, 2019

As writers of novels and non-fiction, we’re constantly aware of the difference words can make. They can set a scene, create a mental image, convey atmosphere and emotion. They can be beautiful, powerful, vivid, impactful. Spare and subtle - less so often is more.


May 24, 2019

An unexpected blessing of being a published author is the people you get to meet. Among them are Sarah and Elane, who are behind the online writing community, I AM in print. They are overwhelmingly friendly and supportive, drawing together published and unpublished wri...

May 1, 2019

In the weeks before moving to France, my stress levels skyrocketed, while I had an almost constant internal dialogue with myself. You live in a gorgeous place. In so many ways, life is good.  How do you know you won’t miss everyone – too much? The familiar sights and f...

April 26, 2019

Moving to the Dordogne has been full of wonderful experiences; the people, markets and countryside among its many charms - even cats! When we took on the house, we were told that a kitten had recently appeared in the barn. No-one knew where it had come from - it didn't...

April 1, 2019

We left England behind exactly a week ago, on Monday night – with a loaded up car and a piano and a dog, just as we did when we drove to Ibiza. After watching the south coast of England fade into the darkness, we crossed a millpond English Channel to disembark just as...

February 15, 2019

A few years ago, I discovered that with a bit of effortless browsing, it is quite possible to fly to Italy for less than the cost of trundling the 40 miles from Horsham to London by train.

Thank God for Easyjet. The world might by a very unfair place and we might spend...

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