Category Archives: Books

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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A Slight Touch of Book Bereavement

Is it just me, or does anyone else get ‘book bereavement’ when they’ve finished a good book? I’ve just read ‘100 Days of Solitude’ by Daphne Kapsali, recommended to me by a friend. It’s a (self-published!) memoir and meditation on … Continue reading

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Psychologies Magazine: Novel-Writing Competition

The latest issue of Psychologies magazine has a novel writing competition for UK residents, aged over 18, with a £5000 e-book publishing deal – and possibly representation too, by literary agents David Higham Associates– up for grabs, IF (and it’s … Continue reading

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