My latest story, Health and Safety, is first up in the March-April edition of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine!
This image, in different colours, adorns all the new Anna Lee books. The model is my daughter, Kate, wearing one of my hats.
Here's the new cover for LUCKY DIP - from a pencil drawing of mine.
Here's me toasting the arrival of LADY BAG - paperbacks and electronic versions, all available. For this book only the whole bottle would do.
My previous novel is MISS TERRY is in paperback and hardback and all the main electronic formats.
And here, the book before Miss Terry, can still be ordered from good bookstores and from online sources. There are paperback and hardback editions as well as low-cost electronic editions. There are already a couple of rave reader review ons the UK's Amazon site and one on the US Amazon site.
The electronic edition is available on Kindle, Nook and the other major electronic platforms at about $2.99. You can also get it to read on your computer even if you don't have an e-reader: for instance from iUniverse or Amazon.
And this is an early newspaper review from England's Morning Star:
"Adventurous in form, sparklingly written and with every page more gripping than the last, this bluesy novel may well be the already garlanded Cody's best yet." Mat Coward, 17 August 2011
To tell you the truth, I never thought that I'd ever have a website of my own. It's too technical. In fact, as someone who can cause a toaster to malfunction just by looking at it, I thought that even owning a computer would be an expensive catastrophe.
But in January, 2006, in the 21st century, l gave in and joined the 20th with my first computer.
Yes, until then I wrote everything longhand. Here's a page from GIMME MORE.
How 19th Century is that?
But there was one big advantage to working with paper and pencil: when stuck for words I could always draw.
Sometimes drawing clears my mind; sometimes it helps me think; sometimes it stops me thinking in spirals. Drawing, like a cup of tea, can be a remedy for many ills. It can also be a waste of time.
I did this drawing on the page next to the text that is circled above.
Now, as you can see, I have the sort of technology that allows me to continue writing by hand. It cuts out the typing stage in the life of a manuscript, but unfortunately it won't let me draw any more.
At work in July 08.