Murder at the hospital

With my new book release, 'Alderslay,' YouTube for 'Val's Tales,' guest interviews, hospital appointments and live broadcasts, it's all been a bit hectic lately. Which should I talk about first? I know, let's have a short story instead. 😀 ‘Jane Simpson.’ Even though the hospital waiting room was quiet, the voice barely reached to where …

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Plagiarism advice and story

As a new author, probably one of the last things you consider is protecting your masterpiece once you’ve typed those immortal words ‘The End.’ Copyright varies between different countries, but it’s always worth using the International symbol followed by your name and the year for any new piece of work you produce. Other options include …

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Valentine’s day, birthday and Country Boy

There’s a lot happening this coming week. My latest book ‘Story of a Country Boy’ will be published on the 15th February.  😀  It’s a change from my usual style; a gritty tale of a young man’s dreams, as he leaves the restrictions of his small Mediterranean village, and heads for the bright lights and …

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