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Why readers’ opinions matter

A couple of years ago I accidentally self published my memoir of growing up with undiagnosed autism. Yes, accidentally. It could only happen to me! If you want to know more about this fiasco then there is an full length article about it in the November 2010 issue of Writers’ …

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The storm before the calm

Craziness (more than usual) has ensued here. We leave at 5.40am tomorrow (I doubt N2S will get up to see us off) on our Xbox Family Ambassador trip to Gamescom in Cologne. N3S is very excited and has many many manymanymanymanyMANY questions about everything to do with the holiday.This will …

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My Dream of You

My Dream of You….do you like that title? It used to be called Love and Other Lies (novel number 2). I am trundling along with writing the second draft and found myself slightly obsessed with one character from the first draft. She did play a part in the first draft …

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Sometimes these things happen…

A while ago I finished the first draft of novel number two which had a working title of Love and Other Lies. I sent it to a beta reader, I sent it to my agent and I mentally shoved it in a drawer for a while. My beta reader loved …

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Yesterday and today

The library event went well yesterday. I met loads of people including some very special readers whom I had only known previously through Twitter and Facebook. The new library in Southsea is just gorgeous and has a real community feel about it. Here is a photo of me signing a …

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Cupcakes and cookies to wash down a good read

Today, Sunday July 31st I will be doing an event at the new library on Palmerston Road, Southsea, Portsmouth from 12.10 – 12.45pm. I will be signing copies of Without Alice, chatting about fitting writing around family time and full time employment, and taking names to enter in a draw …

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Obesity, gratitude and appearances

First of all I would like to thank those of you who entered a caption for the photo this week. That photo is of two of my colleagues who took part in the local Race for Life event last Sunday. We thought our team shirts were perfect for getting message …

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Library event

On Sunday July 31st from 12.10 – 12.40 pm I will be at the new Southsea Library, Palmerston Road, Portsmouth. I put a shout out on Twitter for suggestion on what I could do to make this appearance interesting and so far have had the following suggestions: take cake strip …

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Time for you to have your say again

My dear readers, you were a huge help when I asked you to have your say on my post about obesity, and I thank you again for having taken the time to share your views. This time I am working on book number 2 and would like to know your …

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Being mouthy

Hello, nice to see you here again and a big welcome to anyone who is reading my blog for the first time. Come and join me on Scott Pack’s blog Me And My Big Mouth where I have written a guest blog post about writing, editing, being published by an …

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