The English Language

You’ve got to love the English language. Who else would use ‘Fed up’ not to mean you’ve enjoyed a good meal, but the world in general is a bit blur? I’m not even sure if that’s spelt correctly as so many of the words we use are rarely written down, but make a lovely noise …

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Social Media Statistics

A fellow author mentioned the number of hits on his blog, which started me thinking about the crazy world of social media and how information was collected. This might be one option, so make sure you speak nicely to your gadgets. 😀 You have 647 friends. Your most popular post was on the 29th February. …

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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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Summer Changes, Winter Tears and George and Mary

I'm delighted to announce that my latest book 'Summer Changes, Winter Tears' is now available on Amazon in both eBook and paperback formats. Summer Changes, Winter Tears paperback UK Summer Changes, Winter Tears eBook USA Although basically a Romance, the story includes nostalgia from my first visit to the Mediterranean island of Malta, and the …

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How to write a book and Story of a Country Boy

As a change from a short story, I wondered if you would be interested in what is involved in writing and publishing a book. First you need to write a book. It’s easy, everyone says so, and would do it themselves if they had the time. Okay, assuming you’ve done that bit and typed 'The …

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