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A Pekingese, A Paperback and Pocket Novel News

Hello, how are you all? The picture of Eric the Pekingese, who was ‘robbed’ of Best in Show at Crufts in 2016, is just to give you a little smile (and to remind you, if you are doggy and/or interested, … Continue reading

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Chippy Theatre On-Line Auction: Manuscript Critique from Me!

Chipping Norton Theatre, where I teach two of my daytime classes, is holding an on-line auction starting TODAY (Friday) at 10.30am, to raise funds. They asked me to donate something, not unreasonably, so I’ve donated a manuscript critique. ie: 3 … Continue reading

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A Turn Up For the Books, as The Books Turn Up

One day last week a parcel arrived and I opened it in a distracted way and when I spotted what was inside, I yelled, “Oh my God!” and closed the box flap again and composed myself for a few seconds … Continue reading

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How to Distraction-Proof Your Mind

I’ve been away for a little while because, for the past fortnight (and honestly, it feels like about 6 weeks), I’ve been moving my elderly mother into a retirement village nearer to me. I won’t bore you with the details … Continue reading

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Reviewing The Reviews

Thanks to everyone who entered the 1940s giveaway in the last post. The winner, chosen by the random wheel thingy, was Fiona, who has been notified and in fact, I have posted her parcel of goodies off today. Reviews One … Continue reading

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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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