Tag: Magda Digby

The Bone Jar and The Cross-Legged Knight in E-books

At long last, the 8th Owen Archer mystery, The Cross-Legged Knight, is out in e-book formats on 12 April! This was the one book not reissued in e-book and trade paperback in the US and Canada last summer because the rights were still held… Continue Reading “The Bone Jar and The Cross-Legged Knight in E-books”

A Visit with Old Friends

I’ve spent a few weeks working with the Owen Archer novels to be re-released in eBook 28 July, and in trade paperback a month later. The tasks have seemed endless—writing fresh “flap copy” for each book (what do you call it when it’s also… Continue Reading “A Visit with Old Friends”

Shop Talk: Character-driven–Magda and Potter Digby

As I began writing The Apothecary Rose I envisioned Potter Digby as a loathsome creature in the spirit of Chaucer’s Summoner, a throwaway character no reader would mourn. And perhaps for some he remains that way. But not for me. I can’t recall which… Continue Reading “Shop Talk: Character-driven–Magda and Potter Digby”

Female Friendships

Last week a friend with whom I’d lost contact called me, and as soon as I heard her voice, so familiar and welcome, the years fell away. We talked and talked, and my mood’s been buoyant ever since. We met 30 years ago in… Continue Reading “Female Friendships”