Category Archives: Books

Happy New Year!

Gosh, look at that date! Over half way through January (and it’s ‘Blue Monday’ apparently!) and this is my first post of the year. Apologies but I am in head-down-saying-no-to-all-invitations writing mode, as I have a deadline of mid-March to … Continue reading

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It’s Snowtime!

Hello! Do you have snow? We woke to quite a dumping of the white stuff yesterday morning, which was a shock as it hadn’t been on my radar. It all looks lovely, of course (well, until It starts turning slushy) … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Writer Eirin Thompson

I’m thrilled to be welcoming Eirin Thompson to the blog today! And not just because her lovely post has saved me a job! (Am frantically trying to press on with NaNoWriMo but I’ve only reached the dizzy heights of …30,000 … Continue reading

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In Which I am Slightly ‘Behind’ with the Na-No-Wri-Mo-ing

I know I said this last time but it really is a ‘quickie’ from me today because I am *supposed* to be doing NaNoWriMo and I am miles behind. I should be on almost 22,000 words by the end of … Continue reading

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Book Launch & Paperback Giveaway!

UPDATE: The winner of my book + chocolate giveaway, drawn by random name wheel thingy (as pictured!) is Jennifer Green. I’ve been in touch with Jennifer and the goodies are on their way to her. Well done Jennifer! I meant … Continue reading

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It’s a Dark and Storm-y Night

Hello! I can’t believe it’s already the middle of October, can you? I’m writing this on Sunday night. It’s dark and rainy outside and I’m taking part in the 9pm – 10pm London Writers’ Salon slot, with 64 other people. … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Choosing Characters’ Names

As I sit under my newly-purchased ‘heated throw’ (it’s basically an electric blanket and I love it) I thought it might be fun to think about characters’ names. But don’t waste too much time thinking about your characters’ names. It … Continue reading

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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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