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Publication Day Giveaway!

As promised, to celebrate publication day (and erm, a little later than planned!) I’m back, to reveal a little about the background to my first novel, ‘A Wartime Secret’ and how I got the idea PLUS there’s a little 1940s-themed … Continue reading

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Happy New Year & Some New Notices!

Hello and as it’s the first post of 2022 (I’m not sure where the time is going, are you?), Happy New Year to you all. Let’s hope it’s a good one. Since I’ve last written, we’ve had the family wedding … Continue reading

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Nearly New Year… And a Giveaway!

 Hello again, it’s me – and it’s not even the New Year yet, so please  consider yourselves ‘honoured’. I hope you’ve all had a good Christmas, whatever that means in  your  world. I have eaten half my body weight in … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings!

I’ve been busy ‘Christmass-ing’ over the past few weeks, as I’m sure most of you have, too. Finally, my pre-festive get-togethers have finished (or been cancelled because we’re all trying to avoid the dreaded plague) and I’ve got time to … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Hello! Hasn’t it gone DARK and COLD?! It’ll soon be time for the snowman header to appear. Hope you’re managing to stay cosy and warm, wherever you are. (Mini) Novel Update A few people have asked me if I know … Continue reading

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In Which My Novel’s ‘Uncovered’!

I started this blog post on Sunday and this is how it went: It is a truth universally acknowledged that when a girl is knackered very tired and looking forward to a lie-in on a Sunday morning (*visions of not … Continue reading

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A Scary Deadline…

As it’s nearly Hallowe’en I make no apologies for the spooky photos! Win a Year-Long Novel-Writing Course with The Novelry Here’s a fabulous competition (only requiring you to fill in a form, answer an easy question and keep your fingers … Continue reading

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Writing Novels & A Giveaway!

If you want to write a novel (are you mad?), Curtis Brown are running a free webinar on 4th November 7pm – 8.30pm on that very theme. ‘Your Novel: How To Get Started‘ is currently full but they’re trying to … Continue reading

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Sending Your Work Out

I am feeling fragile today. It’s completely self-induced, do not pity me. We had friends round last night, I went to bed at 2.30am and I have a hangover. Yuck. It’s such a waste of a lovely Sunday (and what … Continue reading

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Edit. A Four Letter Word?

Since I last wrote I have been working on ‘structural edits’ of the novel. Yes, this is still the first novel! (Not the second, as someone asked me the other day. Oh, if only….!) I know this might seem strange. … Continue reading

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