September 10, 2020

My latest book is out now and it is wonderful that people are buying it.  My main protagonist, Jojo, is a complicated and, ultimately, ruthless person. She takes drastic action to deal with her feckless family, who are curbing her ambition.

I have recently finished...

August 15, 2020

 Here it is, the cover for my new book, The Misfit's Remedy, which will be released on 1st September.

This is proof that I found a route through the self publishing maze. I can't say that it has been plain sailing, but I have got there in the end. I had to decide what w...

July 14, 2020

I'm going to self publish my novel The Misfit's Remedy. Straightforward one would think, but there is so much to consider. Firstly, do it myself, or get someone to do it for me.

The luxury of having the cover design, formatting and distribution done for you comes at a p...

June 3, 2020

The glorious weather has given us the chance to spend a lot of time outside. We are lucky enough to have a garden and I've been out there most of the time. I have pulled out the odd weed and even used the lawnmower.

Okay, I admit that a lot of the time I'm reclining on...

May 3, 2020

I haven't seen many people, only neighbours, during the lock down, but I have spoken to and messaged friends. The rage of emotions experienced by folks has been varied, but I think we are all unsettled in some way by present circumstances.

I have been afraid, bored, anx...

March 30, 2020

A month ago I would not have thought that I would be writing my blog while self isolating. Or that, with so much time on my hands, I would be struggling to write.

Like just about everyone, I'm a bit out of sorts. I have, mild, asthma and the stories of people struggling...

March 2, 2020

 After my paean to patience in my last blog, another P word is nudging its way into my consciousness. Patience is passive. It asks one to take some time. Count to ten. Move on with caution. Perseverance, however, is more demanding.

Facing pages of script which need to b...

February 2, 2020

My philosophy has always been "I want it all and I want it now". Especially in the early days of my writing, I would finish a story, tidy it up a bit, and then onto the next one. Not the best method of working.

I have recently gone back to a novel I wrote some time ago,...

January 5, 2020

 Happy New year, everyone. I haven't written a blog for a while, but I'm back with renewed enthusiasm. I am still writing most days, although I did have a break over Christmas, and my latest project is a novel entitled Eden's Tale. I'm not going to tell you too much ab...

August 26, 2019

I was contacted and asked whether I would like to join a group called the British and Irish writing community. Yes please, was my response. These lovely people share information and encouragement and will soon release the first issue of their on line magazine Bard of t...

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