A blast of sea air, a change of scenery and great thinking time helps with the writing

After spending much of yesterday glued to the keyboard working on the next DI Andy Horton crime novel a blast of fresh sea air and a change of scenery was called for today.  So it was with pleasure that I took myself over to the Isle of Wight (with my husband) on the Hovercraft to Ryde.

After a coffee and Danish Pastry in Olivos it was a good brisk walk to Seagrove Bay.  The horrendous winds of yesterday had eased and the sun even came out. The forecast was for more high winds this afternoon and rain so it was a shorter trip to the Island than usual but delightful none the less, made even more delightful when we bumped into a builder friend who is currently renovating a house in Springvale before starting on another housebuilding project in Seaview. Then a pleasant walk back to Ryde and the Hover home before the rain came.

The Isle of Wight features in many of my crime novels in particular the stand alone thriller, In For The Kill is set there mainly around Bembridge and Brading.

And of the DI Andy Horton series Blood on the Sand is set on the Island, and the new DI Horton A Killing Coast which will be published on 26 January is partly set there.

Now I'm back at the computer and on with some writing, refreshed and raring to go.

Pauline Rowson is the author of the popular marine mystery police procedural crime series featuring DI Andy Horton, set on the South Coast of England in the Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and Solent area.

A Killing Coast a DI Horton crime novel by Pauline RowsonA Killing Coast, the seventh in the DI Horton series is published in hardcover in the UK on 26 January 2012 and in the USA on 1 May 2012.

She is also the author of two standalone thrillers, In Cold Daylight, which came third in an on line poll of the UK's most favourite books for World Book Day and In For The Kill.

“Deserves mention in the same breath as the work of Peter Robinson and John Harvey.” Booklist Starred Review of Footsteps on the Shore


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