Reviews and ABC

Authors are a funny lot and often have a way of connecting things which on the surface are totally unrelated. In a convoluted way I moved from enjoying an Elvis tribute artists’ show on Facebook, to explaining the scenario of one of my books to an elderly man who doesn’t read English. Would you believe …

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Character Christmas Presents

Fellow author, Sue Moorcroft raised the question of Christmas presents but in a slightly unusual way. As she so rightly says, it’s bad enough trying to think of what to buy friends and family but how about the characters in your books? Great inspiration for a blog post. Thanks, Sue. Initial thoughts are the narrator …

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Character Interview -Delphine. ABC Destiny

Continuing the series of interviews with characters from my books. Today it’s the turn of Delphine from ‘ABC Destiny.’ She has never been garrulous, and at one time her life depended upon keeping secrets. There are also several unexpected twists in her story, but without giving too much away we can discover a little of …

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Boring blurbs and Books.

One of the joys of being an author is being able to connect with others in the industry. A challenge in one of my writers’ groups was to describe your book in the most boring way possible. The results were hilarious, and surprisingly, some of the shortest and most mundane were intriguing for what they …

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Romance, YouTube and inspiration

If you think about it, February is an odd month to be associated with romance. In an English winter, the image of enticing, seductive lingerie is in practice more likely to be comfy PJs, a warm dressing gown and furry slippers. It’s surprising that in the English language there are not more options for the …

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Easter, ‘Changes,’ and covers.

I had intended to write an Easter themed story, but ran out of time when life and minor ailments intervened. It's a slightly different post this week as, apart from trying to catch up, I’m working on revising my previously published book ‘Changes.’ It was traditionally published a few years ago, and the original cover was …

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The New NHS and ABC review

The UK are lucky to have the NHS, with junior doctors and nurses working unbelievably long hours, in stressful conditions for little pay. However, another hospital visit this week has opened my eyes (literally) 😀 to how a little common-sense instead of nonsensical  regulations, could drastically improve the lot of both patients and staff. The …

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Farewell 2018. Welcome New Year 2019

Traditionally at this time of year it’s an opportunity to look back, and count your blessings and achievements from the previous twelve months. On a personal note, my long-standing leg injury has become more problematical, but my eye sight has been helped by a cataract operation. Next year should see the other eye sorted, so …

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