Monthly Archives: September 2013

Re-entering ‘The World Of Work’

As some of you know, I’m dipping my toe back into the world of work, after a bit of a ‘Cotswolds Gap’ (I’ve been on canine leave). As well as setting up and teaching a ‘Creative Writing’ class (which starts … Continue reading

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Thinking About Meditating

I am back from sunny Spain and it feels like I’ve been away for ages…! Here are the stats from my holiday: • Hours of tennis played: 20 • Number of blisters: 2 (new trainers. Big mistake). • Books read*: … Continue reading

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Holiday Reading & A Couple of Comps

I’m off to Spain on Saturday and I’ve just downloaded my holiday reading onto my Kobo. (I only have a Kobo, by the way, because it was a prize for a short story, published in Prima. Take my advice – … Continue reading

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Fear of Flying, Fear of Camping

I took my Dad for his ‘flight simulator’ experience this week at Coventry airport – and jolly good it was too. I was allowed to sit in the back, as he flew the 747 to and from Salzburg airport! Eek! … Continue reading

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Richard & Judy Are ‘Searching for A Bestseller’!

Richard and Judy (novelists themselves of course, now!) have launched a new competition to ‘Find A Bestseller’ and there’s a £50,000 publishing deal on offer for the winner. The rules are here (below the entry form). You have to be … Continue reading

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