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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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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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Enigma

What do a butterfly baby, distracted doctor, feeling faint, wheel clamps, and a piglet have in common? They are some of the stories I have written for my next book.  My agent (I love being able to use those two words) is preparing to present this book to interested parties …

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Really important growth

I love to write and I love gardening because it relaxes me and empties my mind rather nicely so that story ideas can run riot for a while. I very much like the fact that my readers tell me that reading my writing gives them an escape from their daily …

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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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