A ten-week blog tour for my latest novel begins today with a Guest Post on Tony Riches’s The Writing Desk. I’m posting on the inspiration behind my novel, which began with this view of the ruins of Llansteffan Castle on the headland overlooking Carmarthen Bay and its triple river estuary. I travelled past the castle each week commuting by train from southwest Wales to Oxford to work. It so intrigued me that I went and spent a few days staying in the village below the castle, starting to research the novel, imagining my characters moving around in that landscape. Thank you, Tony, for hosting me.