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U is for Uncle

This post is in honour of my Uncle John who died unexpectedly this month.  We are very grateful that we got to spend a lot of time with him last summer on our visit back home. Goodbye Uncle John; your stories and the fits of laughter they caused, are greatly …

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R is for Reading

This year I signed up for the A – Z reading challenge (as well as the A – Z blogging challenge). For the reading challenge I have to read at least one book from each letter of the alphabet by the end of the year. You can follow my progress …

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N is for New Work Hours

This week is rather momentous one for me. For many, many, far too MANY years I have been working full-time and trying to squeeze writing in around that (and family time, obviously). This has meant that I average about 4 – 5 hours of sleep per night when I combine …

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M is for My Mini Midwife

I wrote My Mini Midwife with the intent of making it a pocket sized companion for pregnancy which is why it is currently still only available in e-book format.  My aim was to provide clear answers to confusing questions, and for these answers to be available whenever they were needed. …

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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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