FROM MET POLICE TO CHILDREN’S AUTHOR

By Lesley Cordell Hi Fraser and all Feed My Reads readers My name is Lesley Cordell. I’m sixty-two years old. Married with two grown up daughters by marriage and five grandchildren with another one on the way – all things being well! I joined the Metropolitan Police in December 1977 one of the first intakeContinue reading “FROM MET POLICE TO CHILDREN’S AUTHOR”

ELIZABETHAN ADVENTURERS AND SHIP NAVIGATION

My first novel, State of Treason was half written when my writing veered away from its planned structure and took off in an unexpected direction. More than a minor diversion, I had to halt writing and research the background to this new sub-plot. I shouldn’t have been surprised. The book was an Elizabethan thriller set inContinue reading “ELIZABETHAN ADVENTURERS AND SHIP NAVIGATION”

WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION – INSPIRATION OR PLANNING

Inspiration seems so much more creative and worthy than the structured and methodical act of planning, and it’s tempting to emphasise the former in any success as a writer I might enjoy. But looking back, there is no doubt that writing the William Constable historical thrillers was more the result of planning over years thanContinue reading “WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION – INSPIRATION OR PLANNING”

A HOLIDAY MEMORY

We’ve been practising our French, so it’s a minor disappointment when the owner of the gîte, Mr Brouillard, speaks perfect English. Our directions have taken us to the ‘manoir’, which turns out to be a castle. This is no ordinary pile of medieval rubble, but an entire fairy castle with slender turrets, topped with pantileContinue reading “A HOLIDAY MEMORY”