A Prison in the Sun Finalist-Winner in the 2021 International Book Awards

Book 3 of my Canary Islands Mysteries Series Wins Finalist Award in the 2021 International Book Awards I’m thrilled to announce this latest award for A Prison in the Sun! The novel has already won the Finalist Award in the 2020 Readers’ Favorite Awards. I guess that means it’s a multi-award winner! I wrote AContinue reading “A Prison in the Sun Finalist-Winner in the 2021 International Book Awards”

Borders Open Borders Shut: When Will I Ever Get Back to the Canary Islands?

Canary Islands, all I can do is give you a wave from afar! I live in Victoria, Australia. Covid 19 cases are few but we don’t want any. We take a very hard line. Australia has become a gilded cage and there’s no sign of the cage opening any time soon. Hopes for travel byContinue reading “Borders Open Borders Shut: When Will I Ever Get Back to the Canary Islands?”

From Australia to the Canary Islands – I’m Halfway Around the World from Where I Want To Be.

I’m sitting at my desk all rugged up on a cold and sunny day. I’m a British-Australian living down under, and if you drove a spike through the centre of the earth from my place you would just about end up in the Canary Islands. Which is where I want to be. And can’t be.Continue reading “From Australia to the Canary Islands – I’m Halfway Around the World from Where I Want To Be.”

The Ghost of Villa Winter Blackthorn Book Tour Wrap Up!

I’m delighted to share a bunch of highlights from the book tour of The Ghost of Villa Winter! ‘I appreciate the amount of work that went into the world-building in this book. Almost Dickensian in its detail, The Ghost of Villa Winter invites the reader to step in deeply into this at-times dire and deadlyContinue reading “The Ghost of Villa Winter Blackthorn Book Tour Wrap Up!”

A Prison in the Sun wins Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist 2020

I am excited to announce A Prison in the Sun, Book 3 in my Canary Islands Mysteries Series, has received the Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist award. I’m over the moon!! About A Prison in the Sun After millennial ghostwriter Trevor Moore rents an old farmhouse in Fuerteventura, he moves in to find his muse.Continue reading “A Prison in the Sun wins Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist 2020”

Exploring Jandía

How could I forego the invitation to visit Punta Jandía, Fuertventura’s southern tip. I’d already passed up the opportunity to visit Villa Winter and the village of Cofete due to the nature of the drive. But I was reassured that the drive to Punta Jandía was straight and flat and no big deal at all,Continue reading “Exploring Jandía”

A Short Journey into the past in Puerto del Rosario Fuerteventura

Finding Puerto del Rosario Sculptures Every time I walk around the little port city of Puerto del Rosario – the city of sculptures – I discover something new. Yesterday, I walked to the end of my street Calle León y Castillo, which took me straight down to the commercial port. The day was warm andContinue reading “A Short Journey into the past in Puerto del Rosario Fuerteventura”

A Day in Fuerteventura with Photographer JF Olivares

Meeting Majorero photographer JF Olivares I had only been on the island a day when JF Olivares – a friend I met on Facebook in 2017 and who inspired both my novels set on Fuerteventura – offered to show me some of his favourite places on the island. He’s a charismatic and passionate man andContinue reading “A Day in Fuerteventura with Photographer JF Olivares”

The Sahara arrives in Fuerteventura

A Calima hits the Canary Islands The Calima: I knew it would happen if I stayed here long enough. Maybe that is why I choose to be here for a whole month. I wanted to test how I would handle it. Periodically, the Canary Islands get choked in Saharan dust that wafts over the oceanContinue reading “The Sahara arrives in Fuerteventura”

A short walk around Puerto del Rosario Fuerteventura

Playa Chica or Los Pozos Feeling energetic this morning, I set off for Playa Chica, the lovely beach in the Los Pozos quarter of Puerto del Rosario. It was about 10am and the cool northerly wind aside – which had caused locals to don jumpers, jackets and even scarves – the day was glorious. TheContinue reading “A short walk around Puerto del Rosario Fuerteventura”

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