Writer’s Digest 30 October 2023

Okay, so I’m a day late in posting this – mainly because I scheduled for the wrong day … ooops. Last week was my first real week settling into the no corporate work thing and to be honest it’s going … Read More

15 tips to NaNoWriMo success …

Yesterday I told you about NaNoWriMo. I also said something about how it’s the writerly equivalent of running a marathon – and just like running a marathon, the key to success is in preparation.  Sure, you mightn’t be pulling on your … Read More

Philly Barker Is On The Case

Without any of the fanfare that she deserves, Philly Barker’s latest adventure is now live on most online platforms. If, however, you prefer to hold your books in your hand (hey, I hear you!), print-on-demand will be another week away. … Read More

Writer’s Digest September 25, 2023

It’s that lovely time of the year where the days are warm, the nights still cool-ish and it’s light enough to do our 5 at 5 (5kms along the beach at Mooloolaba at 5am) without a torch. And, added bonus, … Read More

Writer’s Digest – September 11, 2023

I’m back home after spending a lovely week with my daughter up in Torquay, Hervey Bay, a few hours north of us. As well as being a lovely place to visit, at this time of the year it’s whale watching … Read More

Writer’s Digest – September 3, 2023

This week’s post comes to you from Torquay, Hervey Bay. I’m up here for the week staying with my daughter. While I’m day-jobbing as usual, I’m fortunate that I can do it from here. This part of the world is … Read More

Writer’s Digest August 20, 2023

Okay, there’s a fair bit to cover in the couple of weeks since we last spoke, so grab a cuppa and settle down. As I write this I’m sitting in the airport bar waiting for my flight home to 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