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Feb 18 2019

I’m writing this for one person in particular, but hopefully it will help all kinds of creative people going through a tough period of rejection. […]

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Feb 18 2019

When I’m writing, I am sitting almost completely still, apart from the flying fingers of course, but writing makes me so hungry. Probably because my […]

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Sep 13 2018

People overestimate what they can do in a year. And underestimate what they can do in ten years. I must be getting older and wiser, […]

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Aug 11 2018

This is a short blog and a kind of bad tempered one. Novel editing: AAAAAAARGH! Yes, editing your work – going back over it once […]

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May 28 2015

  I had a fantastic time at the Angus Book Awards lately. First of all there was dinner in the amazing Coutts Court, a 17th […]

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Nov 2 2014

Is 45 the new 15? I only ask because I honestly haven’t felt so “in between”since I was a teenager. To start with, there’s all […]

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Jun 17 2014

To support the Mumsnet campaign for better Miscarriage Care, here’s my story: I had a beautiful toddler son and all I wanted was a brother […]

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Mar 25 2014

  The fire safety officer came to visit my daughter’s school yesterday. She made me hoot with laughter re-telling the best moments of the visit […]

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Mar 19 2014

  The children’s book reviewer on The Independent has caused a stir by saying she will no longer review books that are specifically aimed at […]

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Mar 12 2014

And the builders are OUT… phew! I’m breathing a huge, dusty sigh of relief and allowing life as I know it to resume. I’ve totally […]

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Mar 6 2014

Today is World Book Day. To mark the occasion I thought I’d repost this blog from my old site. I think there’s plenty here to […]

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Sep 18 2013

Dear book bloggers and reader reviewers, WOW, thank you so much, really and truly, for your amazing response to Cross My Heart. Every single one […]

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