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HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYONE

Happy Easter to everyone. I hope it is a time of creative renewal for you. If you are struggling a bit, then try one of the following: Sit outside for five minutes and just watch the clouds or focus on a flower. Switch off your mobile phone! Do some colouring or doodling. Read a fairy-tale. […]

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Threads – spinning the web of time

Almost exactly a year ago I went into a shop called Quilters Corner, opposite the library in Evesham, Worcestershire. It was a wet Saturday in March 2018. I was attracted by a beautiful quilt hanging in the window. It was log cabin pattern, using a variety of dark green, rust and cream fabrics. As a […]

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Meet the Authors – Evesham Festival of Words – Next event Friday 10th May 2019

The next session will be on Friday 10th May 2o19 starting at 11.00 a.m. The visiting authors are: Sharon Larkin Sue Johnson Bob Woodroofe Colin Pitts The idea of these sessions is that people have a chance to meet some of the writers involved, buy their books and ask questions. We are especially keen to help […]

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Right to Write Workshops – Tesco St Oswalds, Gloucester

Joy Thomas and I offer a monthly workshop in the Community Room in Tesco, St Oswalds Road, Gloucester – usually on the second Wednesday of the month. The workshops run from 10.30 – 12.30 and cost £8.00. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. The next workshop is on Wednesday 8th May 2019. For further details […]

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Flash Fiction & Poetry Workshops – Cheltenham – Second Tuesday of the Month

I run these workshops with Joy Thomas at The Suffolk Anthology Bookshop, Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham on the second Tuesday of the month from 10.30 – 1.00. The cost is £12 and this includes a cup of tea or coffee. The next workshop will be on Tuesday 14th May. For further information and to book a […]

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

Happy St Patrick’s Day to everyone. It’s a good day to be creative. Hope this photo of Dunluce Castle not far from the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland will inspire a story or poem.

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The Girl With Amber Eyes

I am still having great fun with my ‘Year of Living Dangerously.’ I have a list of projects I want to write and publish by 10th September this year. After that I will review what has happened. If I am still having as much fun as I am now, then I will continue. If not, […]

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Apple Orchard, Lemon Grove

I’m very happy to have my full rights back for this novel. It is now available on Amazon – and via the ‘hot buttons’ on this website – as a paperback or on Kindle. The novel features an English girl and a moody Italian chef who get together over an inheritance… It is available for […]

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My Year of Living Dangerously Continues!

I am currently feeling the most excited that I’ve felt since my first novel was published in 2011. The reason is that I’ve focused on what I really want from my writing – and I’m going for it with all my heart and soul. I realised I didn’t want what everyone else seems to be […]

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Writing Success: poetry, flash fiction & short story exercises

I have just published edition two of this book – which has been one of my best-sellers. (Interestingly, it was something another writer advised me not to do because she didn’t think it would sell!) I have now revised the cover and have planned a series of ‘Writing Success’ books aimed at helping other writers. […]

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