Camp NaNoWriMo – The End!

Made it - and earlier than planned! Pippa Parker book 5, The QWERTY Murders, is now in its full first draft! I think I wrote my last post on Monday, hoping to finish on Thursday. As it turned out, on Tuesday I got to my planned word count for the day (3000) and found myself IN …

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In praise of laziness

It's been a shockingly long time since I wrote a proper blog post. Apologies, but I'm not quite sure where March and most of April went! I think the last time I mentioned my NaNoWriMo draft from November 2016, Murder At The Playgroup, was when I'd done a read-through preliminary to beginning THE EDIT (I finally …

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It’s that time again! Easter Egg Hunt 2017

It's raining...I have a cold... It must be time for this year's Easter Egg Hunt! This year I've gone for a secret agent / spy theme, so there are codes to crack, an anagram to unscramble, and a fairly rubbish rebus. 5 clues, 5 different puzzles. My kids are 8 and 10 and I reckon …

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Have a story!

In honour of Valentine's Day, here's the link to a daft little story I wrote for National Flash Fiction Day last year: Hope you enjoy it! The featured image is Buttons and Stars by Orin Zebest, which is shared under Creative Commons license 2.0.

A Christmas story: Extra Veg

Here's a festive tale for you. Don't read it too quickly or you might get indigestion! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2016. Extra veg ‘Susan, you’ve done us proud.’ Dad pushed his chair back from the table to give his stomach more room. ‘I think a little pause before pudding is …

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Historic houses, showing and telling

Hello! How are you? I've just about recovered from the combined stresses of two weeks' holiday with the kids followed by getting them off to school with clean paperwork and completed uniforms (or is it the other way round?). At least their feet don't seem to have grown... We had a great holiday in Devon, undeterred …

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