Writer’s Digest – April 14, 2021

My editor’s notes for the second Queenstown book – which, incidentally, has a title now, The Café On Beach Road – came back just before Easter. We got together (virtually speaking) last week to talk them through, and I have … Read More

On My Bookshelf – March

It’s felt like a slow reading month, but I’ve still managed to read 7 books – including one completely out of genre for me. While I was on holidays for a week of the month, obviously I spent more time … Read More

Writer’s Digest – Wednesday 24 March 2021

The new Queenstown book has been sent off to my editor for its first read-through this week. While I still haven’t decided on a title, the following are the current front-runners: Beach Road Café The Café By The Lake The … Read More

On My Bookshelf – February

It’s been a fabulous month in books – I read seven and all were so good I found it difficult to choose a favourite. I also spent the month listening to Barack Obama’s biography, but still have a lot of … Read More

Brookford Kitchen Diaries

Once upon a time, I created a character – Maxine Henderson, although she prefers to be called Max. Max lived in Brookford, a village in The Cotswolds, worked at Blossoms and Buds, the village garden centre, and wrote a monthly … Read More

Escape To Curlew Cottage – Meet The Cast

Last week I showed you around Brookford where Escape To Curlew Cottage is mostly set. Today we’re going to meet the cast. So, without any further faffing about, allow me to introduce you to… Claire Mansfield Born and bred in … Read More

2021 – The Writing Goals

Okay, I’m a tad late with this – after all, it is almost the end of January – but to be honest, it’s taken me some time to reset from 2020 and clarify what I want to do in 2021. … Read More

2021: Word of the Year

Over the last week, I’ve lost count of how many articles I’ve read about New Year’s resolutions. Despite the fact that everyone I’ve spoken to (and I do mean everyone) says they’re not setting any, there’s obviously enough people still … Read More

Festival of Festive Reading – Part 1

Each December I read nothing but festive-themed books. This year, because, well 2020, I began my festival of festive reading early – and am I glad that I did. My kindle is loaded with Christmas themed novels and all of … Read More