Wake Up and Smell The Pages!

Today I got to smell the pages of my book!   This is a strange author thing. Well, technically, it's a book lover thing, but when the words within that precious book came from your imaginings, that makes the sniffing extra special. Since eBook publication in January, I have over 100 fabulous Amazon reviews, and … Continue reading Wake Up and Smell The Pages!

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Publication Day!!!

Thursday the 10th January 2019. An insignificant little day in itself. Christmas has been and gone, the New Year has been welcomed in and everyone considers doing Dry January until they realise how miserable the weather is and reach for the nearest bottle of wine. To me, however, this date marked the official start of … Continue reading Publication Day!!!

You Call it a Holiday – I Call it Research.

I began writing this blog apologising that it was non-writery, because it was a quick account of my trip to Italy, but then I remembered everything I do is writerly. Every fun (and not so fun) interaction I have with my teenage children, every time I have some disastrous domestic incident, and every new life experience … Continue reading You Call it a Holiday – I Call it Research.

Virtual Write-ins and Writing On…

As I skip merrily towards the end of my first draft of my current work in progress, I thought I'd share with you a recently discovered activity that's helped me focus and get those pesky words written over the last few weeks. There are lots of downsides to being a writer, but the solitary nature of the craft and … Continue reading Virtual Write-ins and Writing On…

Being a Social Butterfly – The Duty of the Author.

An author's life can be a lonely life. Don't get me wrong - after years of intense child rearing, the solitary nature of the lifestyle works for me during the working day, but I feel it is important - nay ESSENTIAL - to connect with real people regularly, be they writers, friends or family. Because … Continue reading Being a Social Butterfly – The Duty of the Author.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Book Four…

So what have I been up to recently? And why is my bunting covered in question marks? Well, here's the thing. Novel number three, Lucy's Locket, was finished in July, after six months of intensive writing. It was, by that point, as good as I could get it without the benefit of a professional eye - or … Continue reading A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Book Four…