Category Archives: Works in progress

Running to stand still*

Much as I loath it when anyone answers ‘How are you?’ with ‘Busy’, I have to confess that for the past few weeks, I’ve been overcommitted. I don’t make a habit of it. Not only am I a recovered workaholic, … Continue reading

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Scouting locations

I spent a wonderful four hours yesterday morning touring around Krabi’s Neua Khlong district, scouting locations for my next novel. My driver, Khun Tak, is a native of Neua Khlong town, and incidentally had worked as a driver on one … Continue reading

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Editing, my lovely

I spent the last weeks of January 2010 working on the structural edits of my new novel The Half-Child. A few weeks later, it was time for the copyedit. If I compare the process of structural editing with renovating a … Continue reading

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Karaoke competition results

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who entered my competition and nominated a song for the karaoke scene in my new novel, The Half-Child. Yes, we finally have a title. Within 24 hours of publicising the competition, I knew this was one of … Continue reading

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Karaoke competition

Here’s a karaoke competition with a difference. I need help to find a song to feature in a karaoke scene at the end of my second novel, which — fingers crossed — I’ll have a title for by this time next … Continue reading

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The Tango Collection

This week I finally submitted the manuscript of my second Jayne Keeney novel to Text Publishing (I thought I had it in the bag six weeks ago but decided a sixth draft was in order), freeing me up to blog … Continue reading

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In the bag

Ten days ago I attended the Text Publishing opening night party for the Melbourne Writers Festival at the ritzy Blue Diamond Club, which has a view of Melbourne’s CBD that makes it look like New York. I look forward to … Continue reading

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Author talk in Phnom Penh

It’s been a while between posts. I put it down to consultancy work that took me to six different countries in the last six weeks of 2008 and the first two weeks in 2009, followed by a holiday (punctuated with … Continue reading

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On location

Writing crime fiction set in Thailand presents a conundrum. I want to showcase the beauty and culture of the country and its people. But writing about crime means exploring the underbelly of the place, the seedier side that only makes … Continue reading

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If you’re wondering where I am…

I’m on sabbatical for six months with my partner and daughter, based in Phnom Penh in Cambodia. On the way here, we stopped over in Pattaya on Thailand’s central coast where my next book is set, and spent a day … Continue reading

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