When I get stuck on a plot point or find myself typing instead of writing, a walk usually clears my head and gets me thinking again. This is one of my longer walks, more or less due south to the Thames.
I worked as a research biologist in various universities, including Oxford and UCLA, and for
six years was a lecturer in botany at St Andrews University before becoming a full-time
My latest novel is Evening's Empires.
Some of my fiction and nonfiction is archived on my web site