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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 writers and poets on the ‘wonders and terrors’ of motherhood. Encompassing post-natal depression, maternal instincts, miscarriage to […]


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 reader who will give my finished manuscript the once-over has […]


My New Adventure in Flash Fiction: Friday Fictioneers

I am setting myself a new challenge – joining in with as many Friday Fictioneers 100 word flash fiction challenges (thank you Louise Jensen!) as I can. It has been SUCH a long time since I have written any short stories, let alone flash fiction but I’m taking the plunge, hoping it will help me […]


Tracy Rees: Catching a dream and soaring to Richard & Judy bestseller heights

I am absolutely delighted to welcome historical fiction author Tracy Rees on to my blog today. In 2015, Tracy won Richard and Judy’s highly competitive Search for a Bestseller competition with her debut novel, Amy Snow and won hearts the world over with her engaging, memorable heroine. Since then, it has been quite a whirlwind for […]


Behind the scenes: Bestselling author Louise Jensen & chronic pain

Today I extend a huge welcome to Louise Jensen, bestselling author of psychological thriller, The Sister. Her second novel, The Gift, will be published on 16 December 2016 (It is available now for pre-order). Louise’s journey to publication has not been straightforward. Read her inspiring story below of how she has suffered with chronic pain for […]


How a dyslexic child turned into a best selling author

I am delighted this week to invite author Sara Alexi onto my blog. Author of The Greek Village series, Sara’s journey from child ‘misfit’ to bestselling author is astonishing, moving and deeply inspiring. What were you like as a child? As an undiagnosed dyslexic, my childhood was tough – I didn’t quite ‘get’ the world […]


Hey you Baby Boomers out there….I need your help!

The year is 1967, Summer of Love. US troops are multiplying in Vietnam and anti-war protestors are taking to the streets in larger numbers than ever before.  Skirt lengths are shortening and tensions heightening in Israel with the explosion of the 6 Day War. Young people are listening to The Byrds, The Grateful Dead and Jefferson […]


Novel Number Three: The cave men and women from the 1960’s

There are experiences in our young lives we look back upon with a fervent fondness that the passing of time does nothing to dampen. These experiences can last for mere days, perhaps several weeks, months or even years. I’m talking about those times normally before the responsibilities of children, mortgages and stable jobs. We often […]


Ignite your Fiction Fire: 5 Tips for Aspiring Writers

Sometimes, trying to write and get our work out there can feel like flailing around in the dark. It can be a fraught journey, littered with the skeletons of defeated writers: I’m not good enough. I don’t have time. I need to stop living in my head and inhabit reality. Writing is not for the faint-hearted. But, […]

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