Just Because I Like It

Happy new year.

Goodbye, Hello, Have Fun

So. 2011. It’s nearly over and done with and in the past. Nearly a yesteryear. And that’s probably a good thing. It’s good to move forward. It’s good to not get snared by the past (says me). 2011 was a funny year. A bit polar. There were some wonderful moments in it. Some moments of […]

The Course Launches, and Holidays

First. I’m not really here. Really, I’m slobbing on the sofa under a mountain of tinsel and foil mince pie cups. And crumbs. Sausage rolls. Wrapping paper. Surrounded by my family and their dogs. Taking advantage of the excellent television the BBC has, once again, provided over our nation’s favourite holiday period. Or something like […]

Happy Holidays

Happy holidays 2011, folks. I wish you all lots of good things.

Books Of The Year

I haven’t read as many books as I’d have liked to read this year, for various reasons (writing my own and being too busy among my many excuses), but I did read some belters. I loved Andrew Kaufman’s ‘The Tiny Wife‘ and ‘All My Friends Are Supereroes‘. Mitch Albom’s ‘For One More Day‘ was excellent. […]

National Short Story Day

It’s National Short Story Day today and, as a short story writer myself, I feel it’d be a little remiss of me if I didn’t point you in the direction of something wonderful and short story based. So, go here and here please. And, if you can stomach it, listen to this. I warn you […]


A few years ago now, after a series of, shall we say, unfortunate events, I went off music completely. I bought nothing new for months. And I didn’t really listen to anything from my (pretty extensive) library either. I didn’t play records in the morning while getting ready, or in the evening while winding down. […]

Last Chance!

Tomorrow I shall be trotting on down to the post office to put all the signed copies of my books in the postal system so they’ll arrive at their destinations before the big day. So, if you would like a signed, personalised copy of either Not So Perfect, or I Met a Roman Last Night, […]

Would You Like To See My Bookshelves?

I’m over at Writer Revealed today, showing what’s on my bookshelf of favourite books, and talking about books in general, which was a lot of fun. Enjoy!

Cally Taylor Induces Public Coffee Squirting

A little while ago I read and loved Cally Taylor’s ‘Heaven Can Wait’. It was that good it made me cry. In public. So I was delighted when her latest novel, ‘Home For Christmas’ was released. And as any decent blogger (who’s brave enough to cry in public – ahem) who’s worth their salt would […]