I have been having some interesting discussions with crime writers recently about emotion.

Emotion is something of which some writers are wary, preferring to produce work without revealing too much of themselves. They feel that their work can become too personal.

However, for many other writers, there cannot be fiction without a sense of themselves in it.

For some authors, there is always part of them peering through, their fears, their hopes, their aspirations, their take on life.

They may not say ‘and this is me’ but it is there all the same. For instance, my novel The Secrets Man emerged from events surrounding my father’s illness and my experiences in hospital.

The Secrets Man, which can be purchased at https://www.amazon.co.uk/SECRETS-MAN-gripping-murder-mystery-ebook/...,  is nothing to do with what happened to my family but the finished version owes its beginnings to those dark days.

And although it’s a work of fiction, I’m in there somewhere!

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