Category Archives: novels

Choosing Isn’t Easy

I hosted a small writers’ retreat this weekend gone. Each of us was at a different stage in production of our latest work. In my case I’ve been editing the sequel to my first book. That edit finished on Sunday … Continue reading

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Book Update #amwriting #buster&moo

It has been a while. Buster & Moo, the next book off the presses is complete, edited, cover finalised in all its forms and I’m ready to go. So I just have to format the lovely little thing  and launch … Continue reading

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Buster & Moo – an update #amwriting #novel

‘The rehomer led in a stocky, predominantly white male. On his ears and flank he had large brown patches. “The brindle one has kennel cough so unless you really wanted to wait for her, I thought I’d bring the next … Continue reading

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Anne Goodwin: Sugar and Snails – One Year On

Anne has been something of a hero for me, not least because she led me into blogging. Her first book, Sugar and Snails is one year old and we are going to celebrate, if only Anne will come out from … Continue reading

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Salisbury Square – Cover Reveal #coverreveal

Oh heck. My next book is reaching a crescendo and one of the peaks that I find especially daunting is the cover decision and, boy, is this tricky. This is the synopsis: Jerzy Komaza is adept at turning a blind … Continue reading

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Phew! #amwriting

Last year I set myself a challenge of writing a novel in weekly instalments. Buster and Moo I called it. I reached November, pretty much on track but nano and one thing and another and i never finished it. So … Continue reading

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For a few days now, while I’ve been away with friends, one writing topic has been bugging me. Nano 2015. You know, National Novel Writing Month where you spend November in a  frizz of anxiety and anticipation, trying to churn … Continue reading

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My Father and Other Liars – Blog Tour, Week Two

Here we are again, with week one nearly done and looking forward to an even longer week of six guest posts with a special treat at the end. Until you start on something like this you fail to appreciate the … Continue reading

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My Blog Tour – My Father and Other Liars begins its journey

Today is day one of just over two weeks of travel across Blogland. Today I’m visiting Anne Goodwin at Annedotal and you can find my guest piece there. I hope you enjoy it and enjoy Anne’s own blog. She has … Continue reading

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I see myself as calm, in control. I don’t flap. And then I have to go to an airport, train station, bus garage and I go all to pieces. Perhaps it’s a residue from my holiday planning incompetence. We travelled … Continue reading

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