Swallowed a dictionary

This week I’ve been doing the final – I hope – proof on my middle-grade novel, Rich Girl, Poor Girl. At the same time, I’ve been writing down 'tricky words' to put in a glossary at the back of the book. That is, words I’m not sure a 9 to 11 year old would necessarily …

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The parting of the ways

That title is much more dramatic than this post will be :-)! However, I decided this was something worth writing a little blog about, so here goes. Most of my books - by quite a long way - are books for adults. However, just before the pandemic, I published a picture book for children - …

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It’s that time again: new year goals…

Well, 2020 has been interesting, to say the least. What's that saying about 'may you live in interesting times'?  I reread last year's 'life goals' post, and either I was unusually prescient, or I may be partly responsible for the mess that has been 2020. If so, I apologise. That said, I'm conscious that I'm …

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Just for today – a free children’s book bundle!

Regular readers (hello, you three) will know that I usually write mysteries. However, I sometimes write for children. And as it's getting towards Christmas, I've teamed up with three other authors to bring you a FREE bundle of 4 Christmas-themed children's ebooks! That's right, FREE - but the offer is only available TODAY. So if …

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New year, same goals…

At least I'm getting in with the new year's goals post quicker than I did last year! I won't get into whether it's a new decade or not because people will start squabbling, so let's move along. Here's a recap of last year's goals: Work smarter, not harder  Try some new things  Get fitter  2019 …

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Hold the rosemary: announcing A Christmas Carrot!

It's taken a while to come to fruition, but here is my first children's book, A Christmas Carrot! A Christmas Carrot is a humorous story very much inspired by - you've guessed it - A Christmas Carol, and retold for 4-8 year olds in picture-book form. I did the words, and Zoe Harmon has provided the …

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