The agony of love

If he doesn’t feel the same, I am going to be in a world of pain. I want her so much that I haven’t had a sensible thought in days … for the space she […]

The ghosts of our childhood

It probably wasn’t haunted, but when I was a kid growing up in Toowoomba, Australia, there was a huge, derelict house in our neighbourhood called Smithfield. It would have once been grand, and still sat […]

Do action heroes have parents?

A funny thing happens when you are writing scenes for your characters; they appear as though born into the world as adults. They are surrounded by fellow-agents or cops, colleagues, the boss, lovers and enemies, […]