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How To Be A Green Poet #booklaunch #booktour #poetry

Back when I was small a green poet would have been (a) Irish (b) naïve or (c) somewhat mildewy. Today it clearly means someone who both pens verse and is looking at greener alternatives for how we use our fragile … Continue reading

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How To Dance And Other Poetry #booklaunch

On my tour of the blogiverse to launch my poetry book, The Sincerest Form of Poetry, I’ve reached Ritu’s blog, But I Smile Anyway. She’s managed to make me explain how I came to write a poem in praise of … Continue reading

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What The Lawyer Did Next #writing

Darlene Foster, who has written some fabulous books for children based on the adventures of Amanda and is now introducing the creators of paella to the delights of poutine during her sojourn in Southern Spain has hasted me for some … Continue reading

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The Genesis Of Poetry #thesincerestformofpoetry

As part of the launch of my first book of poetry I’ve been over at Robbie Cheadle’s lovely blog, Robbie’s Inspiration, talking about how I end up with the poem I’m happy with. You may be interested, as my maths … Continue reading

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Loving The Fifty Something’s

The truly delightful – I’ve met her, so I know – Sam Smith at Loving The Fifty Something asked me to join in her series on Amazing Over 50s. Obviously she had a gap in her schedule and D Trump … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions

My Christmases as a child were what we called traditional but everyone’s Christmas traditions have their own quirks, imposed by the characteristics of the participants. These are mine. 1. My father enjoyed a pint. Or several. He was an active … Continue reading

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The Advent Calendar #shortstory

I was over at Solveig’s blog with an advent calendar post about, erm, an Advent Calendar. It’s a longish short story which I’ve replayed here since I’m having problems with links. Please visits here (if I can get it to … Continue reading

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Anne Goodwin – guest post – Underneath, her new novel

As part two of my role in Anne Goodwin’s book tour launching her new novel  Underneath I give you… The passion for travel and concept of home in Underneath by Anne Goodwin The blurb He never intended to be a … Continue reading

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