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Speaking to students in India

Well, I have left Nairobi and I am now in India for 6 months, travelling with my family! For more on our Indian travelling adventures, take a look at our website and blog, familygappers.com. We even have a vlog which you can subscribe to on…
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My favourite 5 books from the second half of 2017

It's been a busy six months: publishing my third novel, packing up our house & leaving Nairobi. But I've read more than ever. Reading is a constant for me, an anchor and refuge and my day is never finished without losing myself within the…
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Interview on book blog - What Cathy Read Next

I'm excited to be kicking off my blog tour with a question and answer session on What Cathy Read Next. Cathy asks some very interesting questions, such as why secrets are so enticing to readers, and if I'd been living near Eel Pie Island…

Cover Reveal for The Secret Life of Alfred Nightingale

I am so delighted to share today the cover of my third novel, The Secret Life of Alfred Nightingale. All thanks for this wonderful cover go to Mark Swan from Kid Ethic. I absolutely LOVE it!    

Self publishing: What I know now that I didn't know then

I've been quiet recently on the self publishing front, but I really wanted to give you all a quick update this week. Sometimes I do wonder if I choose quite the right times to publish novels? Think: Moving house (well, country in fact!),…

Part 4 of my Self-Publishing Journey: Changing Mindset

It’s been a little while since I’ve written anything about my journey of self-publishing. Unsurprisingly, this doesn’t mean nothing’s been happening. On the contrary, things have been bubbling away this end and the most important thing…

Four 5* Books from the first half of 2017

As we reach the middle of 2017, I thought it would be fun to do a short review of my four favourite reads of the year so far. After all, I am first and foremost a reader, and my love of the written word has, over the years, helped carve my path…

Friday Fictioneers ✮ Flash Fiction 100 words ✮ Blindwalking

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly flash fiction writing challenge, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge is to write a complete short story in 100 words, using the photo prompt as inspiration. Why not have a go at it? It's certainly…
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Part 3 of my Self-Publishing Journey: The other side of the tunnel

In my previous blog charting part 2 of my self-publishing journey, I confessed that I had fallen out of love with my novel in quite a big way and that I was struggling significantly to move forwards with it. Well...I am pleased to say that…

Friday Fictioneers ✮ Flash Fiction 100 Words ✮ Leafy Abundance and Loneliness

Photo Credit © Sarah Potter Once a week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields from Friday Fictioneers provides a photo and invites anyone up for the challenge to write a complete short piece of fiction of 100 words inspired by the picture. This is a task…