There is something very special to me about autumn.
It features in almost everything I've written as an adult; not just published work but unpublished too.
There's something inspiring about the smell of wood fires, dark nights and cool winds that creates a certain atmosphere in which to cocoon my characters.
It's the food that inspires too. Hearty stews and soups. Country pubs and open fires. Mulled wine and Champagne.
Clothes too. Cosy socks and coats. Bobble hats and scarves. Snuggling up from the harsh wind outside and anticipating the festive season.
ps. Thank you for all the photographs I have borrowed to create this post x