What makes a woman kill the man she has loved? Three women from different backgrounds, brought together by their determination to make a fortune from their unsuspecting husbands. Carefully selected, the men are lured into the widow’s trap, completely beguiled, until their ultimate disposal. The women meet regularly to discuss their progress and compare notes on new methods of termination. It seems they are invincible. A journey back in time gives the reader an insight into the women’s past and the reasons for their determination to seek revenge on the men they marry. But even in death, all is not as it seems.
Why women kill the men they love.
Everything else takes second place, unless I need time out to think.
Sometimes for hours at a time, during the day, or evening, or early morning, depending on inspiration.
Currently I am scripting The Black Widows, although I have several novels in the pipeline.
I met a lady who had been married several times, all three husbands had died, she had inherited from all so was very rich. My imagination took over...
I have several crime/thrillers which probably stem from the fact that I worked in law for twenty five years. However, I also have a number of children's books.
I researched ways to poison for this book, and the effects of various poisons on the body. My husband was seriously worried.
I won my first writing competition when I was sixteen, and my first children's novel was published when I was 45. I've done a lot of evolving...
I just really enjoyed it from start to finish. The hardest thing was trying not to finish it too quickly.
Seeing and feeling my characters coming to life.
I have learned a lot over the years. Reading and reviewing other people's work helps a lot.
I just start writing once I get an idea, and let the story evolve. I cannot stick to a plan. I read recently that one famous writer plans a story for months and then writes it in eight days. I couldn't do that, but different things work for different people.
I would love to discuss with readers, but as yet haven't had the opportunity.
When I first started I belonged to a group and it was very helpful getting feedback and reviewing the work of others in a similar genre.
It's mostly grammatical or typing errors, not structure or content.
My first English teacher was my hero and she encouraged me to write what I see in my mind.
Always think out of the box.
If you have an idea that will work in a series, then go for it.
When I look for books to review I tend to stick to under 300 words. Books of 500 words or more I find quite daunting.
Reading/review swaps are a good way to get reviews, although somewhat slow.
Go for it and don't compare yourself to other writers.
Book - The Painted House by John Grisham. Film -The Truman Show
I have a book trailer for The Black Widows. I'm not sure of their impact or whether they help sales, though.
Scripting The Black Widows for a drama series.
Follow your heart not your head.