Authors and Valentines

I often rabbit on about my books and my YouTube site but marketing has always been my weakness. How will readers know you exist if you don’t yell ‘Buy my book,’ at every opportunity? Browsing a local site where people were asking for recommendations for plumbers, electricians and similar providers, it struck me how I …

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If anyone asks and Listen to Love

This week's story on our YouTube channel is on the serious subject of bullying.It can take many forms, and doesn’t always include a black eye or a broken arm. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRNjbB60QIc You might wonder why the person being bullied doesn’t go to the police, or simply leave. Chip away at someone’s confidence for long enough and …

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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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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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