It’s been a very long time since I blogged last – months and months in fact and a lot in my life has changed since then, but then that’s the nature of life isn’t it? Nothing ever stays the same. One of the reasons I’ve been quite on the blogging front is because I have been so busy on the …

The Injustice of Judges

God knows I hate to be judged, but the thing about being a writer is that you are essentially inviting the whole world to judge you, should they feel inclined to. In fact you are rather hoping that at least some of the world will want to judge you, and that a percentage of them will rule in your favour. …

Publication Palpitations

So its finally here, the eve of the official UK publication of THE ACCIDENTAL WIFE. Thursday 24th April 2008. I’ve written about this before, but oh well – let’s talk about it again. This part, the publication part is a bit like waiting for a boy to call you. Yes, its the nearest thing I can think of to being …

Spring Fever

I don’t know about you but I genuinely do go a bit mad around this time of year. There’s something about daffodils that make me a bit giddy and gives me the feeling that I should be off somewhere exotic, like Casablanca, sipping strong coffee, having adventures and not worrying about the consequences. After all in the scheme of things …

The truth, the whole truth…more or less.

This week has been a fun week. On Monday I went to the Romantic Novelist Association Romantic Novel of The Year Award. Now as we all know by now, mainly because I have harped on about it at some length, I was longlisted but not shortlisted for this award. A fact which I am absolutely fine and not bitter about …

Crossed off the list!

Well friends, I did not make the shortlist for the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year. The writers who did make are all excellent and very deserving and I was honestly so pleased to be on the long list in the first place. I really feel it is an important award because it is the only one that recognises that …

Roll on Hot Cross Buns

Well another Christmas has been tidied away, a surplus of chocolates and mince pies have been hefted on to high shelf and I have solemnly promised that I will not be getting the step ladder out to reach them (starting tomorrow…..) I find it such an odd time of year, everyone determined to be jolly and love each other when …

The Magic of Lists

It seems to me that this Christmas is largely about lists. The first list was my six year old’s Christmas list. She has recently become quite adept at reading and writing which has afforded her much greater opportunities when it comes to writing a wish list of presents for Father Christmas. Until this year she would dictate to me and …

The Horror, the horror…

I went Christmas shopping yesterday. I can’t talk about it. I’m not a a person who naturally enjoys Christmas.I have to go into training for weeks before hand to get in the mood. I have to listen to ‘White Christmas’ sung by Bing Crosby. I have to buy a chocolate Yule log as soon as they become available in Mid …

Well here it is….

First of all I know I said I’d start a fictional serial here today but I am postponing that until I’ve worked out how to set up a new blog for it, so that I can have this space for general thoughts and another space for the serial. I expect its very easy to do but today I have been …