Front Cover of Zed and the Cormorants
Clare Owen
Kayaking on the Fowey River
What next?
Telltales at Port Eliot Festival
Chapter Headings from Zed and the Cormorants
Book display at Shrew Books Fowey
Happy Feet
Domestic chores
Book event at Housmans Bookshop
Preview copies arrived!
Character development
Illustration - Klara Smith
Riot of the Freelance Mind


  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook App Icon
  • Twitter App Icon
Character development

I approach all the characters in my stories like I would an acting role: mind maps, hot seating, hanging out with them on long walks and writing journals in their voices. I know what music they like, what flavour ice cream they'd chose, what thrills them and what fills them with dread. And then I put it all aside and let them surprise me...