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Happy dancing

This time last week I posted that two agents had asked to read the full version of my nonfiction manuscript. Today I am delighted to be able to share with you the news that Judith Murray (Greene & Heaton) is my literary agent! The social intelligence / conscience of Twitter …

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80,000 words in 80 days

Many of you will already know that I do like a writing challenge. I think they are a good way of getting a rough first draft of a novel or book out. Once I have done that I then promptly put it away for a while before starting to edit …

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The scent of cinnamon and strawberries

Congratulations to Dave Bartlett who submitted the winning caption this week: “When I said ‘Have a drink on me,’ this wasn’t quite what I had in mind”. Dave, your prize is a collection of award winning short stories titled The Scent of Cinnamon by Charles Lambert. Please email me your …

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TV and noisy novel number three

On Tuesday 19th April I will be interviewed during a live book show by Sally Tickner from Portsmouth TV. The show airs at 5pm and lasts for 30 minutes. For those of you who would like to watch me talking about writing and autism but can’t do it at that …

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Happy dancing

On Friday evening I received an email informing me that I have been granted full membership with the Romantic Novelists’ Association! A lot of happy dancing immediately commenced. The RNA’s inclusion criteria is quite strict, and although I have longed to be a member for quite some time, I didn’t …

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Versatility

I got this award from Debs and must now tell you seven things about myself before passing it on to seven other versatile bloggers. Thing one: I am a bit of a Heinz 57 mix of ethnicity. I apparently have some Sioux Indian, French Canadian, Black, Scottish, Gypsy and English …

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A river of stones

I have spent the past couple of weeks not writing anything more than blog posts. Although I firmly believe writing is a discipline and one which need attending to on a daily basis – I also accept the need for downtime – just not too much of it. So, in …

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What’s happening?

This was my first week back at work after three weeks hols, and the less said about that the better. N3S on the other hand has coped very well with his first week back at school. However, now that he has gone for three days I think he’d quite like …

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My first interview about being an autistic novelist

Hi everyone.  I am rather excited about being interviewed on Casdok’s blog today.  It is my first interview which focuses on the fact that I am an autistic novelist.  There are many creative autistic people, poets, writers, artists, and it is lovely to be able to celebrate that which defines …

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