Sandstone

MY WRITING

Writing is my vocation, my passion, the air I breathe. I love developing the psychology of my characters, crafting the plot as I write, while letting the story, at times, take me by surprise. With every new novel I start, I challenge myself to explore a new style, structure, or narrative device. If I knew how to write my novels from the very start, I wouldn't write!

 

I weave in narratives and viewpoints, and exploring themes, such as grief, loss, projection, manipulation, and deceit. All my stories contain an element of suspense, without providing all the answers, and raise questions which, I believe, are relevant to our shared human experience.

 

I have been writing fiction since 2007, working part-time to embrace my vocation and penning four novels, two in French and two in English:

 

Heading for the Wall (2014)

Not to Hold (2018)

L’éloge de l’ombre (2011)

Envolée (2021)

You can listen to my interview on the Couragemakers Podcast: E139. The Creative Process & Feeding Your Creativity with Caroline Jestaz (Google Podcasts / Apple Podcasts).

I mentor aspiring writers and have led six-week creative writing courses, as well as workshops, with Cambridge Community Arts (CCA) and the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA). I've also designed an online writing course (to be relaunched in 2022).

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