Monday, 9 July 2012

Brand new blog

I've decided to combine my two blogs into one new and improved blog called Nuts and Crisps at I want to thank all my followers and contributors and invite you to pop over, pull up a stool and have a snack!

Monday, 4 June 2012

Jumping June!

Been very busy with Once Removed in the last few months. If you haven't heard of it pop over to for more details. But June is all about A Life Less Lost. On Tuesday June 12th, I'll be giving a talk for Tuesday Break at Slough Baptist Church. This will be my fourth invitation to speak and the most challenging title ~ How to cope with a death in the family. On Saturday June 16th I'll be running a Writing From Life workshop in Wensleydale. Then the following Saturday, after helping with an ACW writers' day, I'll be reading from Gardens, Gifts and Grace at Holmfirth Methodist Church.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Dreams really can come true!

It's taken a week for the shock to wear off but it's true, Crooked {Cat} Publishing have actually offered me a contract for my novel, Once Removed. I'm busy working on blurbs and author bio while Steph is doing the first edits. Watch this space!

Monday, 23 January 2012

Fantastic news!

Steph, from Crooked {Cat} publishing has asked to see the rest of my novel!!! This is a quote from her email:
"Thank you for your recent partial submission of Once Removed. I found the chapters engaging, witty, and thought-provoking at the same time. Your story has a very timely topic, and the way you approach it is cleverly done." Even if they don't offer me a contract, someone I don't know, in the publishing business, likes my work.