Ten books that have most influenced my writing? That’s quite a challenge! As with any writer, I was a reader first. Before that, I was a listener. I recall my mother chattering with her friends, my aunt or grandmother, local gossip, snippets of news, and highlights of the latest T.V. drama.
I still love to listen to people in shops, cafes or on the train. I find other people’s lives fascinating, and they influence my writing constantly. I write gothic fiction, ghost stories and other dark tales. Here are the ten books I’ve found most influential.