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Time to Read

I feel annoyed and frustrated when people tell me they don’t have time to read, or even that they don’t have time to read right now. I think to myself,…

Get Your Facts Right!

Starting to write a new novel is one of the most exciting things a writer can do. If you’re like me – bursting with enthusiasm but lacking any patience –…

A Lot to Learn

I am busy learning about marketing. Okay – hands up – I’ve just started. So don’t ask me anything yet. Marketing is something I never thought I would need to…

Supernatural or Just Natural?

I’ve had some feedback already from the now complete Conflict Series – all positive, I’m delighted to announce – but surprising nevertheless. What I’m hearing is that my readers love…

Nostalgia

I live in a very old cottage, with low walls built of random stone, which are over 2ft. thick. These small houses were built in such a way to withstand…

New Year, New Book

My latest novel went on sale just before Christmas, so it’s still very much a new release. To have a new book out at the beginning of a new year…

Between Books

It has only been a few weeks since I sent my fourth novel off to the publisher, but it seems longer. A few days after the book, I sent the…

I’m an Author – Get Me Out of Here!

Out of where? I hear you ask. Obscurity! I cry. I am lost beneath an enormous pile of “Celebrity” life stories, career stories, advice books, recipe books and sob stories.…

The Politics of Writing

My husband pointed out to me the other day, while proof-reading my fourth novel, that I had made a political point in the story – albeit via one of the…

Competitions: winner or loser?

A friend of mine has recently entered her book in a competition for best first novel in a certain category, and it has reached the long list at this point.…

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