Motherhood and creativity

Recently I was reminded of the photographer Sally Mann and how much her work influenced my first novel, SHADOWING THE SUN. Mann is most famous for her photographs of her three children shot in the surrounds of their southern American home, hanging out or in role play, getting into scraps, doing what kids do best….

Mumsnet poetry

Having almost completed the final draft of my second novel, I’ve been thinking about what I’ll write next, and have wondered how writers get their inspiration. There is an argument for closing off from the world, battening down the hatches and limiting outside influences in order to stimulate what’s inside, and preserve energy for that…