Category Archives: Books

I Am Back!

Hello! I can’t believe I’ve been away for almost a month! (I don’t mean away in some exotic place – I wish – but ‘away from the blog’). I have been working on novel #2 – the notoriously difficult one … Continue reading

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I Finally Get To Do a #Shelfie

Hellooo! I can’t quite believe I’m saying this (where HAS the first quarter of the year gone?!) but Happy Easter to you all. I hope you get some time to relax, read, write or whatever makes you happy (and of … Continue reading

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‘Second Novel Syndrome’ & a New Short Story Market

After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, I finally finished the first draft of novel no. 2 on Sunday (I had to beg for a week’s extension – it was supposed to be all done and dusted on 18th March) … Continue reading

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‘A Wartime Secret’ – Paperback Giveaway

Update: The winner of my book + chocolate (drawn this morning by random wheel name spinner thing) is Derek B. Well done, Derek. I have emailed him for his details. Thanks everyone for entering. I may have more giveaways coming … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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