2 January 2012 0 Comments

Podcast: Another Mozart, Not Forgotten

It’s hard to tell them apart, Wolfgang Mozart and the great composer’s sister Nannerl. Both had prominent noses, mischievous eyes, and a certain naiveté to their gaze. But there was a difference. Nannerl was a girl, and that decided which of these fabulous musical talents would be remembered. Until now. My novel MOZART’S LAST ARIA […]

26 September 2011 2 Comments

Podcast: Meditation for Writers part 1

I’ve used meditation techniques to help my concentration and to build my creativity in writing my award-winning crime fiction and historical novels. I’ve also found it transformative in my daily life. This podcast describes why that is and tells you a little about the guided meditation for writers I’ll be doing in my next podcast. […]

1 September 2011 0 Comments

Podcast: How to Write a Book — Writing and Editing

As an award-winning writer of nonfiction, crime fiction, and historical thrillers, I’ll show how to write and edit your book. This is the final episode of three titled How to Write a Book. Previously I detailed the researching, structuring and plotting of your book. Download the Podcast: (Download the MP3) Subscribe via iTunes

27 June 2011 0 Comments

Podcast: The story behind the writing of MOZART’S LAST ARIA

In the third of my podcasts I describe the story behind my historical crime novel MOZART’S LAST ARIA. I tell how I became interested in Nannerl Mozart, the great composer’s sister, while traveling in the mountains of Austria; how I developed the idea for my novel with the help of great musicians; how I researched […]

20 June 2011 0 Comments

Podcast: Introducing my Mozart novel

In the second of my podcasts, I introduce my historical thriller MOZART’S LAST ARIA and read the initial chapter of the book. The first of several podcasts about the book, which will include a discussion of the new historical research about Mozart’s death I used to write it and background on the real-life characters who […]

2 June 2011 0 Comments

Podcast: Arab Spring short story in Syria

My experience as a foreign correspondent throughout the Middle East places me uniquely to understand the ‘Arab Spring’ freedom movement sweeping the region. ‘Damascus Trance’ is an original short story about the violent current events in the Syrian capital. In this podcast I read the story in full and explain why my fictional response to […]