sueI started Pauseliveaction in 2009 just for my own amusement. If I’d known it was going to last for over 10 years and get quite a following, I’d have given the title more thought. It’s called Pauseliveaction because I like that I can “pause live action” on my Sky box and it’s the first name I thought of. It does confuse people, though – more than one person has misread it as Paul’s Live Action and addressed me as Paul. Heaven only knows what they thought my live action consisted of.

My live action in real life is mainly about writing of one sort or another. My latest novel, Half A World Away, is now out of print but I still have a few copies – if you’d like one, email me at pauseliveaction(at)hotmail(dot)com and I’ll sort it out. You can read about that book and my other published novels on my website.

This blog also introduced me to the lovely people at Holby City, and this led to the idea to write a book delving behind the scenes of one of the country’s favourite TV shows. Fully authorised by the BBC, Holby City: Behind the Screen was published in 2018 and is now out of print, but you can still get it as an ebook from Amazon.

Although I write most of the posts you’ll find on this blog, there’s also a brilliant group of regular contributors – click on their names for their posts:

Emma Chaplin

Grace C


Jo the Hat

Maggie Gordon-Walker



and if you delve further back in the archives you’ll find others.

To get in touch with me, please DM via Twitter or email pauseliveaction(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sue Haasler