One of the great things about being a writer is doing the research to support and inform each book. I'm currently writing the next Eden Grey mystery, and the action starts at Hailes Abbey, a ruined monastery near Winchcombe, just a few miles from Cheltenham.
Hailes is a beautiful, tranquil place. The light bounces on the amber stone of the ruins, it's surrounded by lush hillsides, and when I'm there, a deep sense of peace descends on me. Why that made me think it was a good place for a murder, I don't know!
Visiting Hailes during the summer, I took lots of photographs and shot some video to remind me of where different parts of the monastery and church were in relation to each other, and so I could visually conjure up the Abbey when I was writing.
I've put the clips together into a little video for you (only a couple of minutes). So if you've ever wondered what writers do all day, this will give you a taster.
Kim Fleet lives and works in Cheltenham. Her two cats help the creative process by standing on the delete key.