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In Which My Books Are Borrowed!

Last week I got my very first PLR (‘public lending rights’) statement. What is that, I hear you cry? Well, if you’re a published author, illustrator, editor, translator or audiobook narrator and you register your work here you might/should receive … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Gosh, look at that date! Over half way through January (and it’s ‘Blue Monday’ apparently!) and this is my first post of the year. Apologies but I am in head-down-saying-no-to-all-invitations writing mode, as I have a deadline of mid-March to … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas Eve!

It seems to be something of a ‘tradition’ for me to write a blog post on Christmas Eve. (The eagle-eyed amongst you may notice that I didn’t do it last year but I have on other years). The food is … Continue reading

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It’s Snowtime!

Hello! Do you have snow? We woke to quite a dumping of the white stuff yesterday morning, which was a shock as it hadn’t been on my radar. It all looks lovely, of course (well, until It starts turning slushy) … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Writer Eirin Thompson

I’m thrilled to be welcoming Eirin Thompson to the blog today! And not just because her lovely post has saved me a job! (Am frantically trying to press on with NaNoWriMo but I’ve only reached the dizzy heights of …30,000 … Continue reading

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NaNo Update & Other Stuff*

Yuck, it’s horrible out there: freezing cold and pouring with rain (I have a very smug husband who checked the weather forecast and took the dog for a walk at 7.30am, before the bad weather came in). But then, I … Continue reading

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In Which I am Slightly ‘Behind’ with the Na-No-Wri-Mo-ing

I know I said this last time but it really is a ‘quickie’ from me today because I am *supposed* to be doing NaNoWriMo and I am miles behind. I should be on almost 22,000 words by the end of … Continue reading

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Book Launch & Paperback Giveaway!

UPDATE: The winner of my book + chocolate giveaway, drawn by random name wheel thingy (as pictured!) is Jennifer Green. I’ve been in touch with Jennifer and the goodies are on their way to her. Well done Jennifer! I meant … Continue reading

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No Time Like The Presents!

The time has flown since I last wrote and I’ve been busy, busy! After almost three years, I sadly gave up my two daytime creative writing classes on 17th October (due to no time!). I was showered with cards and … Continue reading

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It’s a Dark and Storm-y Night

Hello! I can’t believe it’s already the middle of October, can you? I’m writing this on Sunday night. It’s dark and rainy outside and I’m taking part in the 9pm – 10pm London Writers’ Salon slot, with 64 other people. … Continue reading

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