Tag Archives: DJ Kirkby writing

Due March 31st 2013

Special Deliveries is a fictionalised compilation of the journeys of some of the people I have cared for and worked with.  This book shows what work is really like for modern midwives, and how privileged we are to be part of some of the most memorable moments of people’s lives. …

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day

A collection of writing featuring my first two novels, My Dream of You and Without Alice, along with excerpts from my Buffalo Grass Valley novellas, Special Deliveries, and the prequel to my Portal Series of children’s books. Without Alice has been in Amazon.co.uk’s top 100 ‘Women Writers & Fiction’ bestsellers …

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Blog hop winner

Thank you so much to all of you who asked to have your name included in the prize draw for a signed copy of Realand – the winner is Angela Vaughan!  Congratulations, I have sent you an email so please check your inbox. If you are a big fan of …

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My Roller Coaster Year

In keeping with my promise to always be honest about what it is like to be an author (from my perspective) I have written this post about my roller coaster of a year.  I have used point form to keep it succinct but if you want more detail just ask …

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And so it begins….

A boy, a crab and the beginning of a mission that will last a lifetime. Perfectly Formed is the prequel to The Portal Series and works well as a standalone Christmas story. If you would like me to read it to you then it is available as a free podcast …

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Free Download

Ever wished your midwife lived next door so you could ask her for answers to your questions as soon as they came to mind? With My Mini Midwife on your e-reader you will be able to get answers to your questions anytime and anywhere you are with just a click …

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A portable midwife

Update to this post:  My Mini Midwife has now been picked up by Summersdale and will be edited and re-released in digital format, paperback and hardback in February 2014.  There will be lots of exciting activities that you can get involved with in relation to this in the coming months. …

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Self publishing vs traditional

I started writing The Portal series because my youngest son read my short story about Max, Laura and their dad’s box of broken things and asked me what happened next. I had intended to answer his question by writing just one book (Realand) but am now almost finished writing book 2 …

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An indulgence

Yesterday I used a day of holiday to spend the day indulging myself in writing.  Yes all day. It was fabulous fun.  Really, it was.  I wrote nearly 5000 words, and two of those were THE END, in my first book of The Portal Series (for 8 – 12 year …

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The Portal

The Box of Magic Tricks is definitely turning into a book (in fact it may turn into several books), and now has a new name: The Portal (book 1) – Realand. This is a photo of Oscar – a very special toy crab – sitting on the portal. So far …

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