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L is for Launch

Last year I worked as the Writer in Residence for Portsmouth Libraries.  This year two books filled with stories written by the residents of Portsmouth during my writer in residence workshops (and Realand – a mid grade chapter book) have been published.  These books will be distributed as a bundle …

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J is for jumping

Welcome to the 4th of my no strings attached giveaways for this year. My giveaway is below and you can use this link to jump to a list of all the other blogs with something up for grabs. If you would like a chance to win a copy of any …

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H is for Health Trainers

On the 24th April I will be working as the writer in residence at the Regional Health Trainers networking event titled: Health Trainers in the New World. I will spend the day at this event listening to the achievements of the health trainers, and their plans for the year ahead. …

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G is for Goodreads

So, Goodreads has been bought by Amazon along with the Book Depository and who knows how many other businesses… I know that as an author I should be grateful that my books are on the largest bookstore in the world.  However, I feel a bit disturbed by how ginagarous Amazon is …

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Sharing Moments…

My newest book Special Deliveries: Life Changing Moments is now available to buy as an e-book worldwide. However, I think it needs to be celebrated with a launch party, and to help make the party extra special I am asking readers to share a life changing moment before the 7th …

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F is for Flights of Fancy

I am working on a Flights of Fancy project for Portsmouth Museums this month. On the 18th I will be writing with the students of Craneswater Junior and on the 25th I will be writing with the students at Beacon View Primary Academy. The children and I will be looking …

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E is for Editing

Writers seems to be evenly divided about whether they like editing or not.  I am firmly in the ‘like it’ camp.  For me the hardest part of writing is getting that rough first draft completed. I find the editing process is very relaxing (usually), and a way to tweak my …

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D is for Decisions

Decisions It’s impossible to try and decide anything with these constant interruptions, Ben grumbled to himself as he dodged yet another squabbling couple on the promenade that ran the length of the beach.  What’s wrong with everyone? He wondered.  Isn’t Valentine’s Day supposed to be a time for couples to concentrate on …

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C is for Cake Club

I love running, and I love cake so it seems only natural that I should eventually start a running club called the Cake Club. It is a running club for busy people with hectic work schedules (being a SAHM or SAHD counts as work by the way). I try to …

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B is for Books and Babies

One of my day jobs is teaching midwifery at a local university.  I also write during some of the hours most people sleep. My newest book is a fictionalised account of some of the special deliveries and life changing moments I have had the privilege to be a part of …

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