Travel is my addiction and my inspiration. Setting is crucial to my fiction.

So true, St Augustine. Here is my inverse of that sentiment, "A book is the world and those who do not read live in only one village.

Green Man, beautiful.

red-lipstick:Gigantic century sculpture known as Colosso dell’Appennino, or the Appennine Colossus located in the park of Villa Demidoff (just north of Florence, Italy). It was erected in 1580 by Italian sculptor Giambologna Italy) Sculptures

Gotta love London in the rain!

20 reasons why the Olympics are great for Britain

Union Jack umbrellas overlooking Olympic rings on Tower Bridge over the Thames

I love Jerusalem. It's a place I crave and I write about it in most of my books.

Hamas's long-range missile hits outskirts of city, making ground offensive by Israel in Gaza more likely. The Guardian, Friday 16 November 2012 GMT Palestinians remove belongings from the rub.

Lake Malawi, Malawi, Africa.   I went to school in Malawi in 1984 when my Mum taught English at the University. We returned in 1986. I'd like to go back again someday :)

Not only is Lake Malawi home to species of fish (estimated to be more than anyplace on earth), it's also Africa's third largest lake at 363 miles long and approximately 50 miles wide in spots. (From: Photos: 12 Most Beautiful Lakes )

Inspiration for the new year! Start now. Be creative.

So true.Have you been thinking about starting a workout program or improving your nutrition? Start today so your tomorrows will be healthier. I can help you.