Category Archives: Books

Bathtime!

Since I last wrote, I’ve been to Bath with some friends. Lucky me. Have you been? It is one of those places I’ve always wanted to visit, especially as I am a fan of Ms Jane Austen who, (I’m sure … Continue reading

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Ten Things About My New Novel: ‘The Highland Girls at War’

1. It’s set in Scotland (yeah, I know, that’s pretty obvious from the title!) in 1942 – 3 and it’s about the ‘Lumberjills’, the Women’s Timber Corps. The Lumberjills worked in forests all over Britain, by the way but I’ve … Continue reading

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Out and About (at last!)

Since I last wrote, I’ve been a busy little bee. I have been OUT to places and met actual people, in real life. Hurrah. I was invited to – but had to miss out on – the swish Harper Collins … Continue reading

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Cursed Covid…

Every cloud has a silver lining, so they say and in this case, the cloud is COVID – which has finally got me – and the silver lining is, that as I’m stuck at home and everything’s cancelled, I’ve got … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Book Covers and Titles

Hello and I hope you’ve had a lovely Jubilee weekend! Shame today was a bit damp, at least around here. (It rained so much overnight that our little gazebo – which, admittedly, we should have had the foresight to pack … Continue reading

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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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