Halloween retribution

It’s been a busy week with the development of my new YouTube channel ‘Val’s Tales.’ Covid-19 has caused delays with the logistics of combining people and equipment but where there’s a will, stubbornness comes into its own. 😊 More news as it progresses. The post is one day early this week, as I thought it …

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Social Media – Facebook

Wearing my Writing Guru hat, I thought it might be fun to look at the use of various forms of Social Media in the life of an author. Facebook, blog, web-site, Twitter, Instagram, author page, newsletters, give-aways, paid advertising – the list is endless, and no sooner have you conquered one than they change the …

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‘Listen to Love.’ – “Johnny remember me.”

For many years I've had foxes visit me in my back garden. The first one was Cheeky, so named because he felt at home wandering into the conservatory,  and making himself comfortable on the chairs. They've still got the marks to prove it!  I'm not sure if he's admiring my books, or thinking the curtain …

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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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Birthdays, Unicorns and Rhunicorns.

I’m not sure how my fascination with unicorns began. I’ve never been a 'pretty in pink, girlie party-dress' type, and my interest began way before unicorns became trendy.  A few years ago I discovered they were descendants of the rhino, and thought how wonderful that a great, grey lumbering beast could be related to a …

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