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Tween Ambition

Our tween was given art homework which encouraged him to “produce a colourful and vibrant Christmas scene, presented in any way you like, out of any materials you have available”. Did our tween choose an easy and stress free option like drawing, painting or even making a collage? No, he did not. …

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Catch up time

Hello lovely readers, I think point form might work best for this update: I haven’t blogged for ages because  I have been distracted by designing  two reading programmes for local schools – one fiction based and one nonfiction – and you can find out more about these on my website …

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Growing Old (dis)Gracefully

Have you ever thought – “Been there, done that, and gone one better than you!”? If you have then the Growing Old (dis)Gracefully anthology is the place for you to share those experiences.  This is your chance to tell everyone who reads this anthology what you did, why you decided to do it …

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60+ Festival Event dates

I am please to announce that I will be doing two events at the Portsmouth 60+ Festival this year: 8th October 2-4pm – “Tweets, Tumbles, Hangouts and more – Getting to grips with online social networking.” Conference Room K, Floor 2, Portsmouth Civic Offices (click for a map) 15th October 2-4pm – …

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WIP Tour

I was invited by Claudia White (Aesop’s Secret, Key to Kashdun) to take part in the WIP tour. I am working on my next novel for adults and my next one for children so I am going to do a post here and one on my website for younger readers. …

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Chewy Coconut Cookies

This recipe is going up due to special request from one of my favourite people to waste time with on Twitter – not only is Mich hilarious but she also makes fabulous prints which you can see on her website. Ingredients: 125g butter (for dairy free I use Pure) 125g brown caster sugar …

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Summer Fun

We have been lucky enough to have had  lots of sunshine on the coast this summer. Other than that change my life continues on pretty much as usual during the summer, writing in the early mornings, work during the day, family and running time in the evenings. I have been concentrating …

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Knitting + Boys = ?

When I first saw the title Boys Don’t Knit it took me about two seconds to decide I had to read it, and it wouldn’t have mattered if it had been a pure white cover with no blurb or tag lines – sometimes I just know. So, I bought the book and …

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Summer Book Deals

Two of my books have had their prices reduced to under £1.00 / $1.00 so click on the links in the book titles to be whizzed to the Amazon store nearest you where you can treat yourself to a new novel. My Dream of You Crime of passion or cruel twist …

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