Tag Archives: Books

That Garden Place: An Update

I haven’t been busy in the garden. Post the wedding we decided to just let it go…. and go. Mostly laziness? Probably. The Textiliste who hates the idea of time wasted is curating a community textile show this coming weekend … Continue reading

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And Meanwhile…

… now we’re beyond the wedding I can turn my attention to publishing my next book, a contemporary magical mystery romance called The Art Of Spirit Capture It’s all edited, read and re-read and will hit your bookshelves on 17th … Continue reading

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Harry Spittle, Encore #amwriting

Time for a writerly update. Currently I have a novel and selection of short fiction with my editor, but even with the upcoming family nuptials, I’m still writing. In the last 10 months or so I’ve written two of three … Continue reading

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When I’m Cleaning Windows #shortstory #anthology #lifesentences #lifeinaflash

I’m currently in the final throes of preparing some of my short fiction for another anthology. I already have three such… Life in a Flash Life in a Conversation Life in a Grain of Sand This one will be called … Continue reading

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Improving My Mind, Understanding My Body #reading #nonfiction

I suppose it’s no surprise. This pandemic has been a forced education for a lot of us as to how the body works, or doesn’t, what antibodies do, what are T cells and RNA based vaccines. It’s a bit ghoulish, … Continue reading

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Money Can’t Buy You Happiness Brownies #food #cake #fridgemanagement #nadiyahussain

I found myself in the kitchen, feeling a bit trapped. See, I’ve been writing – rewriting, really – my first fantasy/comedy book and it needed a real go at the plumbing. But the untangling itself became tangled and all I … Continue reading

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Mr Dandy and the Chalk Door #shortstory #lifeinagrainofsand

Lucy loved her daddy, but he was a very important man and she knew she mustn’t disturb him at work. Her mummy had brought her in to see him – her mummy had been angry with him; Lucy didn’t understand … Continue reading

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Books, Books

I realise I should have done this an age ago. In these times of dark rooms and limited activity, reading can seem a boon. If it helps then all my books are on sale – kindle editions – for one … Continue reading

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Guest Writer Spot MY NEW BOOK!

I’ve been over at Esther’s blog, as guest author where she announces my latest book of short fiction. She acted as my editor and chose her favourite story from the book. Click on the link and have a look and … Continue reading

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Is It Magic Or Just Special Effects #review #book #film

As a child of a time when you could see the strings on the Thunderbird models – not that I did – I thought nothing of the stilted way Scott Tracey walked (our postman, Mr Pejorative walked with the same … Continue reading

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