Anjali House Writing Workshop: THE MOVIE!

These are precarious times for Cambodia. Just a few days ago they held their Presidential elections. The ruling party, CCP, and the long-term President, Hun Sen, won again, not surprisingly. But there are widespread allegations of serious irregularities and...

Finding Home

As usual, I am spending my summer at home: at my home on Martha’s Vineyard, that is. Off season (as we like to call it), I’m at my other home, in London. And for the past three years, in the winter, I have worked in Cambodia, a place where, quite...

From Contract to Shelf: How to Wait

Waiting is the hardest thing, as the old song goes. To be honest, I haven’t looked at the manuscript of my new book for over eight months now! It’s an incredibly long time, though I knew it would be. I knew it was in a queue along with the other...

Heat Wave

Not much to say right now, except….. and a little Kermit thrown in at the end can only help, I always say. PS More serious content will resume in due course — i.e. when it starts to rain again or I get tired of the beach 🙂

From Contract to Shelf: The Cover and the Blurb

We are told not to judge a book by its cover, but we all know that it is the cover which leads us to pick a book off a shelf in the first place. It is the look of a cover which leads us to be intrigued and without that initial intrigue, the brilliant and beautiful...