Category Archives: Books

Coffee, Comps and (Hair) Cuts

Right, I’ve had my hair all cut off ..oh, and I’ve been in the pub all day. Hic. Only joking!! I haven’t been near any hostelries or salons and don’t intend to for a little while. How about you? Have … Continue reading

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Poppies, Paperbacks & Pilates

Hello! I have been quiet for a little while because there’s not been much to tell you! Except: POPPIES! Loads of them in one of the fields on our daily walk. It’s amazing how cheerful they make you feel. Books … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Suspense Author: Guest Post – Wendy Clarke

Today I’m delighted to welcome my virtual friend Wendy Clarke to the blog! Although we’ve never actually met ‘in the flesh’ (!), I feel that I know Wendy, having followed her excellent blog and her writing journey over the past … Continue reading

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The Pomodoro Technique & Other Good Things

Have you heard of the ‘Pomodoro Technique’? I’m sure many of you have. It’s a very simple time management technique, to help reduce procrastination, which basically involves working in bursts of 25 minutes and then having a short break (and … Continue reading

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Lucky Me – A Story Published

I have a story in this week’s People’s Friend magazine, ‘A Lucky Man’. I tell you this just to reassure you that I do sometimes actually put pen to paper and write! My hero Nick is a biker and a … Continue reading

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‘Women’s Prize for Fiction’ Longlist – How Many Have You Read?

Random Word Competition … coming soon! Some of you (Keith!?) may be wondering, now that I’ve hit the 1000 mark (1000 ‘followers’, which always sounds like a cult), whether I’ll be running another of my ‘random word’ story competitions and … Continue reading

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Grazia and Women’s Prize for Fiction First Chapter Competition

Look what I treated myself to today! When Storm Dennis is raging over the next few days, I will be holed up somewhere cosy, reading this. As I was standing in Asda, holding my copy and getting very excited, a … Continue reading

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Writing Competitions & Writing Workshops

Hellooo! Have you got snow? I have heard news that some places (‘North’) have snow and I am jealous! It’s been cold here today but sunny too. Absolutely not a single snowflake in sight. But, moving on… I have news … Continue reading

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Setting Up a Book Club

This time last week the inaugural meeting of the ‘Evesham Festival of Words’ Book Club (ahem, set up by yours truly), was in full flow! Whee! I was a bit nervous beforehand, I must admit (mainly, in case no-one turned … Continue reading

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My Best Books of the Year

As promised, one final post for the decade: Something I did achieve this year was my Goodreads ‘Reading Challenge’. I set myself the target of reading 30 books (I know, small fry to some of you!) and I achieved it. … Continue reading

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