As a writer, nothing affects my mood more than my surroundings. I love warm, vivid colours and lush landscapes, and like nothing more than to watch the sun sink over the horizon from the balcony of my mas in the south of France. Not only do the colours inspire, but they also evoke many memories of the astounding sunsets in Kenya, where I chose to set my first novel, Burning Embers.
Just as important to me, though in a different way, is my house in Kent. While the English countryside doesn’t have the same intensity of heat or colour you would find looking over the bay of St Tropez, it is the place where I have made my home for the past 25 years, and the landscape in which I brought up my children. England is also where my animals live, both my horses and my wonderful dog: Sasha, the Rhodesian ridgeback.
Below are a few pictures of my house in France, and I will be adding more photos to the gallery as time goes on. I hope you enjoy them and find as much inspiration in the beautiful landscapes that they represent as I do.