Author Archives: blogaboutwriting

Workaholic? I wish!

Last Saturday I attended the RNA’s annual conference (on Zoom) and the first of many excellent talks was an interview with best-selling novelist Dinah Jefferies, on ‘Building Writers’ Resilience’. Dinah, by the way, didn’t start writing until she was 60 … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Simon Whaley (+ BOOK GIVEAWAY!)

Today, I’m welcoming my writing pal Simon Whaley to the blog! It’s not the first time he’s been featured! Back in 2012, his was the first guest blog I had on here. Wow, a lot of water has gone under the … Continue reading

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A Summer of Football

The winner of my E D Thompson book giveaway has been chosen by random wheel name generator and – as you can see – it was Karelann. Well done to her! But, if you entered and didn’t win, all is … Continue reading

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Eirin Thompson Guest Post & Book Giveaway

How can it be ten days since my last post? Time is running away …! And I am having a nightmare with WordPress at the moment, for reasons that I won’t bore you with. Suffice to say, this post might … Continue reading

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Yes, Sir! Soccer and Sunrises

Just a quickie from me before the football starts! Yes, it’s England v. Scotland tonight (Euro 2020) and although we are not normally a soccer-watching household (I mean, why don’t they just do away with the first half and make … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway (Nicci French) & A Couple of Competitions

Nicci French Giveaway I am reading (the hardback version of) ‘House of Correction’ by the fabulous duo Nicci French and it’s brilliant. One of those books that you just can’t wait to get back to. It’s about a woman who … Continue reading

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(In which I) Carry On Waiting…

I write to you with a sore left arm because yes, I am all ‘vaccine-d up’, to coin a phrase. I had my second dose this morning and oh, bliss, unlike the first time, the person administrating the needle didn’t … Continue reading

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I Am Back! (did I miss summer?)

Two things ‘of note’ have happened: 1. Today, I got my hair cut for the first time since DECEMBER 2020. Aagh. No, I will not post a photo but trust me, it looks better (and my head is a lot … Continue reading

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Oh, Olive!

Just dropping by – quickly – to say hello, as I am supposed to be working, as you may remember. Aagh, not panicking at all. The weather here’s gorgeous – I hope it is with you too – and on … Continue reading

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Easter: The Goodies & The ‘Baddies’

Look what just arrived in the post! Lucky me, I won two of Helen Matthews‘ books (‘Lies Behind the Ruin’ and ‘After Leaving The Village’) AND a lovely jubbly Easter Egg in a giveaway on her newsletter. Interestingly, ‘After Leaving … Continue reading

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