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…

Writing Motherhood: A Creative Anthology

This blog post is long overdue, but I wanted to mention a new anthology that I feature in! Named Writing Motherhood - A Creative Anthology, this collection has been edited by Carolyn Jess-Cooke and features a chorus of female voices amongst…

Friday Fictioneers ✮ Flash Fiction 100 words ✮ The Redemption of Black Ice

When I get the time (the big "when"), I love writing short stories. So what better than to write some flash fiction, which is very short stories. Not long ago I discovered Friday Fictioneers, hosted by an author, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Each…
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Part 2 of my Self-Publishing Journey: Confession Time!

Ok, time to 'fess up and give you the second instalment of how I've been getting on since I last wrote about my new adventures in self-publishing. (Click here in case you missed that post). First off, my 'beta reader', in other words, my trusted…

Friday Fictioneers ✮Flash Fiction 100 Words ✮ Three Days to Go

Photo Credit © Dale Rogerson Three days to go   Three days to go.   I get them all round. Friends since I-don’t-know-when. We order pizza, paint our toenails violent red, sing along to Nina Simone. First bottle of wine, they…
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'The past is never dead.' Inherited trauma in real-life and in my writing

"The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner, from Requiem for a Nun Is it possible for behaviours to pass from one generation to another? We all know about genetic inheritance and the chromosomal DNA that is received from…

Friday Fictioneers ✮ Flash Fiction 100 words ✮ Watching the Waves Reclaim You

Photo credit © Fatima Fakier Deria Watching the Waves Reclaim You We planned it down to the last detail, you and I. Before you were too sick to make decisions or communicate. We sat, hands clasped around tea gone cold. “But can you face…