Most of my stories feature animals somewhere. My characters tend to have pets, and often these creatures play an important part in the development of the plot.
In The Dark Side we meet Barney, Nathan Darke’s huge dog who lumbers around chasing rabbits across the Bronte moors. He is a benign, friendly sort, a likeable beast but he comes into his own in Sure Mastery where he saves Ashley’s life. Twice. Sure Mastery also introduces us to a couple of sheepdogs, and Ashley’s sweet little cat, Sadie. The four legged star of The Hardest Word is a horse. Continue reading