Why Edinburgh?

Both myself and my sleuth are based in Edinburgh. At the end of my world tour I was in the fortunate situation that I could choose where I wanted to live. That’s right: of all the places in all the world I chose live in Edinburgh. Edinburgh is a fascinating …

Writing a book series

This is a reworked repost from my travel blog. As I’ve mentioned before, most cozy mysteries are part of a series that feature the same protagonist and a recurring cast of characters. The readers tend to prefer cozies in serial form, as they get to know and (generally) like the …

Reading about writing, part 2

This is a reworked repost from my travel blog and the second part about the research I have done prior to writing my first book. The first part focused on general writing tips, research into writing a book series, and finding my genre. This part focuses on research into the …

Reading about writing, part 1

This is a reworked repost from my travel blog. My process into writing my own book started with research about how to write a book. What can I say, I have a background in academia, and my tried and tested method was doing a lot of research before writing a …

A room of her own

This is a reworked repost from my travel blog. As Virginia Woolfe famously wrote, a writer, especially a woman, needs money and a room of her own to get any writing done. As a budding writer, I can’t but agree. The idea for my first book, a murder mystery, was given …