I’ve done introductions to a number of the characters in the Motts Cold Case Mystery Series. I thought it would be fun to share a few things about Polperro, Cornwall where Motts lives. There are a number of places in Poisoned Primrose that I made up. The Fish & Chip shop, Marnie’s shop to name two.
Here are real places to check out if you’re ever in Polperro. They are definitely on my bucket list.
The Kitchen – a quaint little restaurant with a great view
The Blue Peter Inn
An honourable mention to Talland Bay Beach Cafe which is close to Polperro (and mentioned in book 2 of the series.)
Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling & Fishing
South West Coastal Path, which also features in the series quite a bit.
Polperro Harbour and Headlands Walk
A lovely video of one of the walks –
(Also, please keep in mind when I pulled all of this together, Covid hadn’t taken over the world. Some of these places might have temporarily closed due to the pandemic.)
(Image by Volker Lekies from Pixabay)
It’s always fun to share the process of coming up with a title.
Primrose Poison definitely didn’t start there.
5. Forgotten in the Foliage (I still kinda like this one.)
And then, at the VERY last minute, we changed it once again to Poisoned Primrose. =)
Five gifts Teo and Motts (from Poisoned Primrose) would want:
1. Teo: Yarn
Motts: Origami Paper
2. Teo: Historical Books
3. Teo: Chocolate
4. Teo: Chocolate
5. Teo: Chocolate
(Image by Alexander Stein from Pixabay)
One of my long-term dreams as an author is to be able to afford a research trip to Cornwall. There so many places in the UK that I’d love to revisit. But, I can’t really remember going to Cornwall as a kid during the time we lived in England though I’m fairly confident we went at least once.
And many of my books are based in Cornwall.
In my dream trip?
I’d visit Fowey, Polperro, Plymouth, Whitsand Bay. So many of the places featured in both the Sin Bin and my upcoming cosy mystery series.
What food would I want to try (whether for the first time or to experience again)?
Kern – Cheese. Because. Cheese. I mean, Freddie would want me to try Cornish cheese.
What would I like to visit?
The Coastal Path
King Arthur’s Great Hall
The Lizard and Kynance Cove
What’s your dream vacation spot?
((Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay))
What was the most difficult part of writing Poisoned Primrose?
That was the only hard part of writing late year’s NaNoWriMo novel.
I had the idea for Pineapple Mottley almost a full year before I was able to write her story. I began creating the book bible (where I put research, plot notes, etc) long before I wrote a single word. It was the story I wanted to write.
I had to slog through three other stories first.
And they were a slog.
2019 was a hard year where each story seemed harder to write than the last.
When I finally got to Poisoned Primrose, it felt like the heavens opened and the angels were singing. The book was a joy to write from beginning to end. None of it was hard.
I didn’t have to push myself or struggle for what happened next.
It was bliss.
An introduction to Cactus, one of the lovely animals featured in my upcoming cosy mystery, Poisoned Primrose.
1. Motts’s best friend
2. Wears sweaters
3. Enjoys walks in the garden
4. A classic snuggler
5. Gossips with Motts’s turtle
6. A lap cat
7. Addicted to cat nip
8. Chases butterflies
9. A very, very, very social sort of beast
10. A finicky eater
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