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Abadoned Dentist Equipment

An abandoned dentist equipment added a nice imagined touch to my scary hospital lab in The Grotto's Secret.

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Abadoned Mansion Typewriter

I love old typewriters and although I didn't have one in the Homerton Grange Lab, my imagination could go places with this image.

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Abadoned Hospital Stairway

Although this abandoned hospital is in Beelitz Heilstaetten, Germany, in my mind Kelby is guided to the bottom of a rotting wooden stairway.

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Abadoned Rusting Hospital Wheelchair

This image of an abandoned hospital will give anyone the creeps.

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Bizarre Abadoned Hospital

This abandoned hospital hallway gave me the idea to have Kelby trip over an old wheelchair and crashes to the dusty floor when she is pursued by the badd

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Spooky Mirror In Abadoned Mansion

This spooky image from photographer Alicia Rius and her experience of seeing them in a mirror gave me the idea to have my heroine frightened by a ghost ... err statue in The Grotto's Secret.

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Underground Mansion Tunnel

I liked looking at these underground city tunnels to feed my imagination with spooky places when I wrote the underground tunnel scenes in The Grotto's Secret.

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Mad Scientists Lab

This image by photographer Alicia Rius is totally creepy. I took this idea OTT and had the Homerton Lab in The Grotto's Secret full of weird bottles like this.

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Abadoned Hospital Inspiration

When I was writing the scenes in the spooky mansion, I found loads of fantastic images that inspired me to write a vivid setting for scaring the hell out of my character Kelby Wade in The Grotto's

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Sensory Study In Abadoned Mansion

I was looking for a study that my character Kely Wade comes across when searching through an abadoned mansion.

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Homerton Scary Mansion

This long hallway from inspired me when I had heroine Kelby creeping into Homerton Lab to find out who was killing her family in The Grotto's Secret.

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Abadoned Mansion Inspiration

I was looking for inspiration for the spooky mansion in The Grotto's Secret so my character (Kelby Wade) can come upon lots of scary obstacles when she is following a trail of strange leads her dec

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Medieval Tools For Scribes

These tools were used by scribes and writers in medieval times. In The Grotto's Secret my character uses these tools when she writes her mother's herb journal.

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Medieval Costumes Paper Dolls

Medieval Costumes Paper Dolls, this is a great way to find out what they wore in the middle ages.

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Nerja Cave Rock Painting Inspiration

This cave-art in Nerja, gave me the idea for where my character in The Grotto's Secret could hide something valuable.

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Inside The Grotto's Secret Cave

This lovely image of looking out from the inside of a cave or grotto gave me the idea for my character to hide things inside ... what does she hide?

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View From My Writing Room

A view to inspire a novel?

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Heart Shaped Mountain

In the stunning view we have in our new Spanish home, far in the distance I can see this heart shaped mountain.

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Castor Oil Plant Is Poisonous!

From the bean behind castor oil to the world's deadliest decorative shrub, you may be surprised to find out the incredibly lethal plants often hanging ar

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The Grotto's Secret First Chapter

An astonishing secret has lain hidden for centuries. Its incredible power will have devastating and deadly consequences in the wrong hands. Please help me stop that ...

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Medieval Shoes Featured In The Grotto's Secret

I found this fabulous site that is incredibly resourceful for authors wanting to find out more about Medieval Fashion. Don't you just LUV the shoes!

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The Grotto's Secret Author's Notes

Writing a historical novel creates challenges for an author. Especially when it comes to what is and isn’t true.

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The Grotto's Secret Timeline

I found a link (see below) that helps authors to create their own infographics for my conspiracy thriller novels and I started having fun playing with them.  Here are a few I have knocked up:

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Escape to the Continent Quest Achieves Life-long Dream for Writer

Award-winning entrepreneur, Paula Wynne, who has been on BBC Radio and TV several times, has achieved her life-long dream to be a novelist by releasing her debut novel, The Grotto’s Secret.

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What Inspired Me To Write The Grotto's Secret

At eighteen I decided I was going to write the stories in my head. However, life took over.

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The First Complete Herbal Journal

Nicolas Culpeper' Complete Herbal

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In the stunning view we have in our new Spanish home, far in the distance I can see this heart shaped mountain.

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Castor Oil Is Poisonous!

Remember that horrid thick medicine you were spoon-fed as a child to keep you healthy? Read on to find out just how poisonous the castor oil plant is and you will be shocked!

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There are a lot of thrilling historical reading options out there when it comes to historical thrillers but what happens when you add a twist of conspiracy?

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Along with the Castor Oil Plant, the Oleander is the most deadly plant in the world.

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