Author Archives: blogaboutwriting

Bathtime!

Since I last wrote, I’ve been to Bath with some friends. Lucky me. Have you been? It is one of those places I’ve always wanted to visit, especially as I am a fan of Ms Jane Austen who, (I’m sure … Continue reading

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Sad Times

Just a quick post from me at this strange and sad time. It all feels a bit ‘rudderless’ without our dear Queen, doesn’t it? And as though everything has ground to a halt (especially for those valiant souls queuing for … Continue reading

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Autumn Vibes

You’ve probably noticed it’s September! And I’ve definitely got that ‘back to school’ feeling. You too? I’ve had a few weeks of summer R&R (much needed!) and now I have to get back to work. We still have the builders … Continue reading

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Ten Things About My New Novel: ‘The Highland Girls at War’

1. It’s set in Scotland (yeah, I know, that’s pretty obvious from the title!) in 1942 – 3 and it’s about the ‘Lumberjills’, the Women’s Timber Corps. The Lumberjills worked in forests all over Britain, by the way but I’ve … Continue reading

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Cover & Title Reveal!

Firstly, I apologise if this all seems very boasty-boasty but if I can’t write about my forthcoming book on my own blog, I’m not sure where I can…! So, here goes: You might be interested to know that the cover … Continue reading

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Novel & Short Story Competition

As I write this, the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games is on in the background. Hmm.. am not sure about it. But then, I’m never that sure about any opening ceremonies (apart from London 2012 when the Queen met … Continue reading

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Out and About (at last!)

Since I last wrote, I’ve been a busy little bee. I have been OUT to places and met actual people, in real life. Hurrah. I was invited to – but had to miss out on – the swish Harper Collins … Continue reading

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All Better!

I am free of Covid at last (that blasted red line takes ages to disappear, though, doesn’t it?) and it feels like I’ve been released from prison! Hurrah. (Mind you, I’m not assuming I won’t get it again. I know … Continue reading

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Cursed Covid…

Every cloud has a silver lining, so they say and in this case, the cloud is COVID – which has finally got me – and the silver lining is, that as I’m stuck at home and everything’s cancelled, I’ve got … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Book Covers and Titles

Hello and I hope you’ve had a lovely Jubilee weekend! Shame today was a bit damp, at least around here. (It rained so much overnight that our little gazebo – which, admittedly, we should have had the foresight to pack … Continue reading

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