Perhaps I should have called this page: My Blogs and Other Idiosyncrasies.
As I’ve explained elsewhere, I can’t stop writing. If it isn’t fiction it’s something else.
I was a great diary keeper and letter writer when I was younger. I suppose it’s natural to progress to blogging in this digital age. I write regularly on two blogs — my own and a shared blog.
My own blog is Reading, Writing, Wandering… and it’s where I ramble on about… well, the clue’s in the name. I write about books I’ve read and I talk about them. I don’t review them, but I talk about them. I write about the highs and lows of a writing life. And I write about the places I’ve visited and (more often than not) how they influence what I’m writing.
My shared blog is at Novel Points of View. The clue’s in the name, here, too — though in this case there are six novelists blogging, along with a solitary but stunningly effective photographer. It’s well worth popping over, because even if I don’t have anything to say, someone else will.
I’ll say it again: always a sense of place. I write travel articles, though not as often as I’d like to. In a way I think travel writing is my first love: if my fairy godmother is out there, then that would be my wish. Make me a travel writer, as long as I can still write fiction.
You can find my travel articles on the website Buckettripper.com.
And finally, I should tell you I’m a secret scientist. In between all that writing I managed to augment my fiction with some very hard fact, and qualified for both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Earth science through the Open University. if you want ot find my science articles — mostly earthquake-related — have a look at the fabulous Decoded Science website.