Whew! It’s been a busy ol’ time this summer. I honestly, honestly, have not had time to blog. And when I’ve finished writing these posts, you’ll see why! Three big things have taken up my summer holidays: a trip away with my family, three festivals, and a whole load of writing! But today I’m just … More What I Did On My Summer Holidays #1: The Isle of Wight
What’s the time? How many minutes have I got before I have to go do the school run? Is it worth trying to squeeze in 500 words on my work-in-progress, or should I reply to the school librarian who’s just sent me an email about my visit next week? Or should I BLOG?! Writing is … More Waaaahh! Busy panic mode! LOADS of books coming!
It’s been such an exciting few days; I hardly know where to start! Last Friday, I wrote a guest post on the wonderful blog Serendipity Reviews. It’s a Letter To My Ten-Year-Old Self, and you can read it here. Lots of people tweeted me to say how much they enjoyed the post – and THEN, … More Wychwood, Winning and Wondrous Things!
Hello there! Welcome to my blog, if you’ve come from the truly awesome massive #tommyvcancer blog tour! Today I’m reviewing Tommy’s ebook 13 Steps to Beating Writer’s Block: Free your creativity today! I picked this because, as a writer, reading about other people’s writing problems is immensely comforting, and also because you never know when … More Tommy V Cancer blog tour: Review of 13 Steps to Beating Writer’s Block!
Some of you already know about my writer friend Tommy Donbavand, who was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer in March and has been undergoing some really severe treatment ever since. He’s doing really well – hurrah for Tommy! – and to support him through his recovery and return to health, some of his friends … More Tommy V Cancer blog tour!
Spotted in Oxfordshire! Watch out, Professor Macavity!
Whew, it’s finally here! A LIBRARY OF LEMONS publishes today, hurrah! And really, you don’t know QUITE how relieved I am, because this has been possibly the hardest book ever to write. Well, the first draft was easy. But the many, MANY drafts that came after that…well, they weren’t all easy. And they got harder … More Happy Lemony Publication Day to Me!
Cancer is REALLY scary. Most of us know someone who’s either had it, is in treatment, recovering or didn’t make it through. It’s a beast of a diagnosis, and now a fab funny author friend of mine, Tommy Donbavand, is facing a terrifying battle against throat cancer. He’s started radiotherapy and chemotherapy this last week, … More Fighting against cancer with brilliant author Tommy Dombavand – can you help?
Because sometimes, that’s JUST what your day needs…! Do you think this works with guinea pigs? *makes note to try with our own*
It’s my birthday! It’s a so-called ‘big’ one too, which I thought I was fine about, and then I woke up and went, ‘Oh no, I’m FORTY! WAAAAHHHH!’ It’s funny how numbers play such a big part in our lives. My youngest daughter is extremely insistent that she’s ‘Three AND A HALF’ at the moment … More Happy birthday to me!