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It IS okay to take a break.

It IS okay to take a break.

I realised the other day that I’ve been quite quiet on here lately, not just here but other social networking sites as well.  I’ve been busy doing things other than writing (cue gasps of horror), and all sorts of guilty feelings tapped away in my […]

Planning and preparation for novel number three underway

Planning and preparation for novel number three underway

As some of you know, in October 2012 I embarked upon a new adventure when I left the world of Monday to Friday, nine-to-five, in favour of becoming a full-time mother, and writing at every available opportunity (usually when my daughter slept, which gave me a […]

The day I met Lindsay J Pryor

The day I met Lindsay J Pryor

Many of you are aware that I am a huge fan of Lindsay J Pryor‘s work, and continually rave about and promote her Blackthorn series. So imagine my delight when I was invited to join her for lunch recently, as a surprise for her 40th birthday, […]

Out of body experience, dream, or just a bizarre hallucination?

Out of body experience, dream, or just a bizarre hallucination?

“I prised my eyes open, and yet couldn’t seem to fully open my right lid. As I struggled to sit up off the bed, I looked down at my right arm, crooked at the elbow and curled up next to my head in my usual […]

Green (muddy) fingers

Green (muddy) fingers

A couple of weeks ago, something strange came over me and I decided to settle into the sofa and watch an episode of Gardeners’ World. I rarely watch TV, and when I do, it’s usually only ever Corrie or TVD (the writing crew close to […]

Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Incy Black has nominated me for the Liebster Award. Having never received one of these awards, I had a quick Google to discover what an honour it is to be nominated, as it’s a brilliant way to discover new blogs and give fellow bloggers the […]

'A day off?' she laughed. 'Don't be silly dear, I'm a mother.'

'A day off?' she laughed. 'Don't be silly dear, I'm a mother.'

I decided to take a day off today. I never stop. Never. Never get a day off. Never get to just impulsively hop in my car and disappear for the day. Not without intricate planning. That is a luxury pre-parenthood. Because, let’s face it, once […]

ABC (Awesome Blog Content) Award

ABC (Awesome Blog Content) Award

Okay, so I’ve been nominated for this award twice now and it would appear there is no getting away from it. Thank you hugely to Lindsay J Pryor (check out her awesome website and books) for the first nomination, and Jane Hunt (author of her […]

Book number three in the making

Book number three in the making

For those of you who read the opening chapters of The Gateway many months ago, you’ll be interested to hear that they’ve changed a great deal since Emmeline’s story first emerged in my head. I can’t share any of it with you currently, as I […]

Another NaNo win, another novel

Another NaNo win, another novel

Last Friday, 29th November, I was delighted to cross the National Novel Writing Month finish-line at 10:50pm – on a Friday – when most other people my age were down the pub, or spending time with their families and partners. Our kitchen was being decorated over the weekend, […]



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