Books

Angry Women: Picasso and Amazon Reviewers

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Marie-Thérèse Perfect Ten

Last week I was lucky enough to visit the Tate Modern in London to see the Pablo Picasso exhibition ‘1932 – LOVE, FAME, TRAGEDY’ I knew a little about Picasso’s life but this visit was a real education about who he was, not least how he divided his time between his wife Olga and his […]

Identity

Great Expectations

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As the date for the release of Perfect Ten comes ever closer – still 25 weeks to go but I am so excited that it may as well be tomorrow – I wanted to write about an important aspect of Caroline, the central character’s, life, how it affects many women’s lives including my own, and how […]

Creativity

Adele’s song and writing a novel

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So what does Adele’s song ‘Hello’ have to do with writing a novel? Apart from the fact that her music is fabulous and that she collected her MBE two people in front of me, I don’t know much about her. What I do know is that her song ‘Hello’ achieves what all writers want to do: identify […]

Novel

My Top Ten Books of 2017 (in ten words each)

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2017 was a strange year as I spent more time writing and editing than reading. Even so, I did manage to keep up with the Goodreads Book challenge. No one wants to read a long review, so here are my Top Ten books of the year in ten words each. So, my favourite book of […]

Creativity

My official reaction to Ian Brady’s death

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I have been asked to give my reaction to Ian Brady’s death and I would just like to say that after all the research into his disgusting crimes I thought I would be glad, but now all I feel is more sorrow for the families of his victims, especially those who will never know the […]

Creativity

The Road to Publication: My Book Deal Moment…

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It’s Christmas 2016 and I’m making list and checking it twice – a list of literary agents. It’s taken me two years to write my latest novel Perfect Ten and now, after much polishing and reading, it’s time to send it out to try to get a book deal. I’m no stranger to submitting novels […]

Creativity

New Cover for Random Acts of Unkindness

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It’s Kindle Press’ 2nd anniversary, and the 1st anniversary of the publication of Random Acts of Unkindness, so Kindle Press have kindly revamped the cover. I love it! What do you think? The past year since Random Acts of Unkindness was published has been extraordinary. The book itself has caused lots of discussion and this […]

Creativity

I’m delighted to announce…

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…that I am now represented by Judith Murray at Greene & Heaton Literary Agency. It’s been a wonderful start to the year with a warm response so far for my next novel. I sent it out at the beginning of January and met Judith. Later that week she agreed to represent me. This is a […]