Lilliane has always been drawn by the desert — its emptiness, its eerie beauty and its people. When she takes the trip of a lifetime to a Bedu camp, she finds herself ensnared in a complex web of politics, blood feuds, terrorism and ancient spirits. Karim is trying to find his path in the material world and to marry the girl of his dreams. But his soul cries out for the spiritual path of his fathers. Lilliane’s and Karim’s stories collide in a forgotten, blood-soaked corner of Sinai. Brutalised, captive and bereft, they must find their own ways to survive. A taut, unusual thriller set in the fascinating world of the modern Bedouin, Stillness Dancing shows us that the hardest paths can lead to the deepest wells.
Stepping away from the world of occupational psychology and small business consultancy, I racket around between writing, editing, and helping to run a small press publishing co-operative – Firedance Books. I also teach yoga and explore anything weird and wonderful that takes my fancy. I live on the Pennines, have a husband, three sons, a dog, two cats, three chickens and four vegetable beds – don’t ask me which one I love the most. I have one novel published, two more in progress and have written many short stories, several of them published. A poem or six lurk in my dim and distant past.