World story telling Day- Blandford Festival

This weekend is World Storytelling day. To celebrate the occasion Blandford Literary festival have organised an online production on Facebook with authors providing videos of themselves reading short stories, poetry, extracts from their books and a myriad (told you I loved that word) of all things literary. Circumstances prevented me from producing my own video …

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Aftermath- When will we ever learn?

I was delighted to receive some expert advice from best selling author and podcaster Nick Stephenson on how to improve the layout of the site. This will be an ongoing project over the next few weeks, so if something looks weird or no post appears, please bear with me. With some help from Santa and …

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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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When everything comes together

Sometimes it can be frustrating for authors to break the cloak of invisibility when entering the publishing world. Long hours are spent writing, editing, revising and endevouring to publicise their work. There are as many reasons for being a writer as there are genres. Some write purely for their own pleasure and some need to …

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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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Valentine’s day, birthday and Country Boy

There’s a lot happening this coming week. My latest book ‘Story of a Country Boy’ will be published on the 15th February.  😀  It’s a change from my usual style; a gritty tale of a young man’s dreams, as he leaves the restrictions of his small Mediterranean village, and heads for the bright lights and …

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‘Weird and Peculiar Tales,’ Remembering, and Laundry fairies.

It’s that time of year when ghosts walk, ghouls wander the earth and laundry fairies get up to mischief. Wait, that doesn’t sound quite right. All will be revealed, but first a very short story. Remembering. Even though I hadn’t visited the house for over fifty years, I found my way easily along the pitch-black path …

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