It's that time of year, month, day again when I encourage you to use your local shops! Regular readers, Facebook followers, random strangers I grab in the street, will know I love local shops. I know I'm incredibly lucky. In my town, we have a greengrocer, several fantastic gift shops which are supplied by local … Continue reading High Five for Bookshops
It's been an amazing week of reviews, interviews, shares, comments and - of course - a quick bottle of bubbly and a huge bouquet of flowers from my wonderful husband. I've also been stalking the Amazon and Goodreads stats - so far, not too bad - which, for the non-writers among you, is entirely natural … Continue reading The first five days!
I've always been a writer. Then, with the publication of my first short story, I became an author. Now I'm a novelist! I might have mentioned it... Today, I'm going to be popping up on social media, wafting around like a novelist, doing novelisty things like stalking Amazon sales lists and eating far too much … Continue reading I’M A NOVELIST!
Every so often, several things converge - by happy accident rather than design - and this week is one of them! Grace and Serenity has received this incredible 5* review from the Book Reviewing Mum. I'm absolutely overwhelmed by it! Anne Goodwin has also reviewed it on her Annecdotal websiteI've been interviewed by author Camilla … Continue reading A few places to find me this week
Bear with me, because I have no idea what I'm going to write today. I know I want to write something - the whole point of returning to my blog was to do it regularly - but... oh my god, I did not sleep well last night. I watched 1:15 disappear into the darkness, and … Continue reading Holding my breath
So, the world's not calming down any, I guess. The silent, early days of the UK lockdown have exploded into this heightened emotion spilling out. I'm not going to linger on it. It's an ongoing, expanding situation, but I'm sure one day it'll seep into my writing. And, one day, I'll feel able to write … Continue reading A little bit of publicity
2020 isn't being kind, is it? Do you remember the wildfires in Australia, and those terrible scenes of rescued koalas? Or that Brexit actually happened at the end of January? Harvey Weinstein's trial; Trump's impeachment and acquittal; tensions with Iran? Covid-19 has taken over every part of our lives - whether we're locked down or … Continue reading The bigger picture
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Well, that was a bit embarrassing, that re-entrance! Like stumbling into a party after too many glasses of wine and shouting 'Look at me!' Except, in this case, it was my own party I was gate-crashing. The first thing I noticed - once I'd put the bottle down and turned … Continue reading Supporting the Indie Presses
Hello! Anyone there? I know, I know... it's been a while. How're you doing? Personally, I'm very confused about all these new WordPress features. And at the moment, it doesn't take much to confuse me. I'm in the middle of writing a new novel, I've got edits of another to figure out and - you … Continue reading I’m back!
I'm spending less time here, at the moment, so I thought I'd share some other places you can find me 😊 Facebook - this is where I talk about my writing, share articles about books and occasionally some book reviews Twitter - all manner of random stuff comes out of my fingertips here! Goodreads - … Continue reading Where I lurk…