Top 10 Alfred Hitchcock films which inspired Ghost Maven

Tony Lee Moral is the author of three books on Alfred Hitchcock: Hitchcock and the Making of Marnie, which has just been revised and published in paperback; The Making of Hitchcock’s The Birds, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Movie Making Master Class. Here he gives a run down of the Top 10 Hitchcock films which inspired his … More Top 10 Alfred Hitchcock films which inspired Ghost Maven

Ghost Maven features in Mystery Thriller Week

A week long week of mystery thrillers writings and posts included a feature on Ghost Maven and how to write a thriller in the style of Alfred Hitchcock. You can read the whole post here: Hitchcock often outlined the difference between mystery and suspense. Whereas mystery is an intellectual process, like a ‘who dunnit’, suspense … More Ghost Maven features in Mystery Thriller Week

Q&A with Ghost Maven’s author

Q         Your work spans several genres, including documentary film-making with your own production company, journalistic interviews with celebrities, and author of several books. Is there a common thread or arc in each of these endeavours? If so, what would that be? A         Story! Story! Story! Whether it’s making a documentary film, writing a novel, or … More Q&A with Ghost Maven’s author

How Blue Sky thinking can help you write your Novel

My novel, Ghost Maven, published in October, was written in Monterey Bay, California, where I was working for two years for National Geographic Television. In the novel, 16 year-old Alice Parker moves to Pacific Grove, California, with her father and little sister after her mother dies. Whilst kayaking in the bay, she paddles towards a … More How Blue Sky thinking can help you write your Novel

Writing Young Adult

In my novel Ghost Maven, I dive straight into the action with a kayaking trip in jeopardy in Monterey Bay, California, which quickly puts the central character in peril. Teen readers are impatient, and like to get to the story quickly, rather than having to wade through pages of backstory or exposition. So I start … More Writing Young Adult