Prepare to launch! Maisie Frobisher is Off the Map…

She's back! And this time, Maisie may or may not be riding an elephant... Maisie Frobisher has arrived in India - in Mumbai to be precise, or Bombay as it was in the 1890s - and she'll get quite a culture shock when she steps off the boat... I'm delighted to launch Maisie book 2 …

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The End, again

In this episode, three The Ends which aren't, really. On Wednesday I finally got my butt in gear and ran 5K (with much complaining). I'd got to about week 7 of Couch to 5K, and had stuck there for ages. I had gone out running, but with a friend, and not following the programme. So …

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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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Prepare to launch! Maisie Frobisher is All At Sea…

Here comes Maisie! And typically, the paperback arrived fashionably late to dinner yesterday evening... All At Sea is the first in a new series, the Maisie Frobisher Mysteries, which I'd describe as adventure mystery. Maisie Frobisher popped up originally in the Caster & Fleet books, but you don't have to have read those first. Early reviews …

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Announcing a new series: the Maisie Frobisher Mysteries!

Well, I did say I'd do another update on Maisie before the end of the year, and here it is! And behold, it's a series, the Maisie Frobisher Mysteries! Take a look at the covers... Regular readers may have noted that I've been mentioning a spinoff to the Caster & Fleet series for a little …

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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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Words complete! NaNoWriMo continued…

And then we came to the end... Of the book, that is, not NaNoWriMo. As with book 1 in this series, the end rushed up at me. I'd left my protagonist Maisie Frobisher in rather a sticky situation the day before, and I knew I needed some careful plotting to get her out of it …

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