Category Archives: Books

Mud, Glorious Mud: Worcestershire, Walking & Writers

This morning we finally decided to go and walk Bonnie somewhere that was recommended to us about …erm.. 3 years ago: Elmley Castle. Isn’t that a cool name for a place? It’s just over the border in Worcestershire, about 20 … Continue reading

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And Relax…..

My novel draft (yes, the one I was working on here) was finally finished and zapped off (all 71k of it) for a critique last Monday. Yes, I know, weeks later than it was promised but it wasn’t through lack … Continue reading

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Secrets and Promises: Guest Post – Sally Jenkins

Welcome to my first guest post of the year! I’ve invited my writing buddy Sally to talk to us about her brand new psychological thriller – The Promise – which is being published this week. Exciting times! I’m certainly looking … Continue reading

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A Review of 2017

Happy New Year to you all, I hope you had a good Christmas, however you celebrated it. We were in Rhossili Bay for New Year, staying in this little place with the dog, just down the road from a 3 … Continue reading

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‘Torn Between Two Lovers’: Trying to write ‘long’ and ‘short’

I am on my eternal quest to make better use of the time available to me and to actually sit down and write. That doesn’t mean beating myself up if I don’t write every day (Alex Gazzola has something interesting … Continue reading

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‘Topping Up My Well of Creativity’ (honest..!)

Last week I was invited to take part in a poetry workshop in Stratford’s Guildhall (and Shakespeare’s schoolroom). It’s an amazing place. If you’re ever in Stratford, don’t miss it. Historian Michael Wood called it, “one of the most atmospheric, … Continue reading

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Back to School?

I love this time of year: still sunny(ish) and warm(ish) but the hot months (when I struggle to sleep and can never decide what to wear) are over, the dreaded ‘C-mas’ is not yet looming and there are lots of … Continue reading

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