Category Archives: West Midlands

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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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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A Turn Up For the Books, as The Books Turn Up

One day last week a parcel arrived and I opened it in a distracted way and when I spotted what was inside, I yelled, “Oh my God!” and closed the box flap again and composed myself for a few seconds … Continue reading

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Publication Day Giveaway!

As promised, to celebrate publication day (and erm, a little later than planned!) I’m back, to reveal a little about the background to my first novel, ‘A Wartime Secret’ and how I got the idea PLUS there’s a little 1940s-themed … Continue reading

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Nearly New Year… And a Giveaway!

 Hello again, it’s me – and it’s not even the New Year yet, so please  consider yourselves ‘honoured’. I hope you’ve all had a good Christmas, whatever that means in  your  world. I have eaten half my body weight in … Continue reading

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Horsing Around

I have been off gallivanting again since I last wrote (for the last time this summer, honest!) Last weekend we were in Newmarket and while we were there, we had a tour of the National Stud. Among all the beautiful, … 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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‘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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Water, Water, Everywhere…

A couple of weeks ago I went to an event run by the ‘Society of Authors’. It was a talk by author and Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant Ignaty Dyakov, entitled ‘Health for Authors: A Holistic Approach’ and it looked at strategies … 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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