Category Archives: Books

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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In Which My Novel’s ‘Uncovered’!

I started this blog post on Sunday and this is how it went: It is a truth universally acknowledged that when a girl is knackered very tired and looking forward to a lie-in on a Sunday morning (*visions of not … Continue reading

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Edit. A Four Letter Word?

Since I last wrote I have been working on ‘structural edits’ of the novel. Yes, this is still the first novel! (Not the second, as someone asked me the other day. Oh, if only….!) I know this might seem strange. … Continue reading

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I Got A Book Deal! (And 3 things that helped…)

FINALLY, finally, I can tell you that I have signed a 2-book deal with HQ Digital (Harper Collins). Squee! Eek! and other words of excitement. I have known about this, of course, for a little while (sorry) but I was … Continue reading

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Cringeworthy Fiction Required!

Hello! So much to do (who ALLOWED me to start watching MAFSUK*?!) and so little time, so just a quickie from me tonight. Miranda Dickinson Mentoring Opportunity Firstly, you might like to know that novelist Miranda Dickinson is running a … Continue reading

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Messing About On The River (Dart)

Since I last wrote, a couple of weeks ago, what a lot has happened! So, please excuse the all-over-the-placeness of this post but that’s ‘where my head’s at’, as the young people say. Devon-ly I’ve been on a mini-break to … Continue reading

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Workaholic? I wish!

Last Saturday I attended the RNA’s annual conference (on Zoom) and the first of many excellent talks was an interview with best-selling novelist Dinah Jefferies, on ‘Building Writers’ Resilience’. Dinah, by the way, didn’t start writing until she was 60 … Continue reading

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Yes, Sir! Soccer and Sunrises

Just a quickie from me before the football starts! Yes, it’s England v. Scotland tonight (Euro 2020) and although we are not normally a soccer-watching household (I mean, why don’t they just do away with the first half and make … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway (Nicci French) & A Couple of Competitions

Nicci French Giveaway I am reading (the hardback version of) ‘House of Correction’ by the fabulous duo Nicci French and it’s brilliant. One of those books that you just can’t wait to get back to. It’s about a woman who … Continue reading

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Oh, Olive!

Just dropping by – quickly – to say hello, as I am supposed to be working, as you may remember. Aagh, not panicking at all. The weather here’s gorgeous – I hope it is with you too – and on … Continue reading

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