Writing Sites

Tale Peddler: my weblog. An earlier online journal I kept before moving here.
Selwa Anthony Author Management: my agent’s website. Home of the Sisters in Crime of Melbourne. My husband and fellow writer. Lovely chap

Daphne du Maurier: This mistress of the Macabre has long fascinated me. It was a dream come true to visit Jamacia Inn and to see her beloved Cornwall. Enid Blyton, Agatha Christie and Daphne are my holy trinity.

Agatha Christie: This mistress of crime ignited a lifetime’s passion. I can still see my very first Christie book that I devoured – The Body In The Library with its lurid cover of a woman with her head bashed in. I have always found her such a sinister writer with a much darker side than is generally appreciated. Miss Marple is my favourite Agatha creation.

Enid Blyton Society: Yes, I am a member. Just thinking about Enid and all the pleasure her books have bought me over the years makes me want to swoon. She made my childhood magic and I still adore her.


Mo Hayder: author of Tokyo, Pig Island and others.

Barbara Erskine: It was a pleasure to meet her in gothic Edinburgh. I enjoy all her books for their historical and spooky content.

Ruth Rendell: When I start a Ruth Rendell or Barbara Vine I can’t put it down. Really strong novels that haunt you for years.

Minette Walters: I really seem to love English women crime writers! Here’s another one who writes powerful, memorable books.


Hungry Flower: Remedios Varo is one of my favourite artists among many! This site offers links to many of her works.

Maya Deren: David first introduced me to the works of this great film-maker and artist. Maya Deren did mindblowing films with little budgets and limited equipment, using the power of her imagination.

Jean Cocteau: No need for words here. Cocteau is the master.

Writers also with my agent Selwa Anthony

Richard Harland: author of the Ferren and The Angel series.

Ian Irvine: author of The View From The Mirror quartet and others.

Amanda Holohan: author of The King’s Fool.

Katherine Howell: author of Frantic.

Leigh Redhead: author of Cherry Pie and others. A true Scorpio broad, Leigh is the femme fatale of crime writing. She’s funny, gorgeous and wicked and I love her for her lack of BS.