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Polishing Off…

Yesterday I spent the evening, after work, correcting the errors in book one of Saviour of Souls Series To Catch a Killer. The book was produced on Create Space (as a proof copy only) and I bought a couple of copies to distribute among my colleagues at work in order for them to kindly proof read – in… Continue reading Polishing Off…

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How do you write your book?

I love it when people come to me asking for advice as they’d like to write a book, but they don’t quite know where to start. Some people want to write their life stories, while others have a book they are desperately wanting to get down on paper. Last weekend my husband and I went to… Continue reading How do you write your book?

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A writer’s reflection

To be an author is interesting – for one thing I feel shy with publicity and, for another, you have to get out there to promote, promote and PROMOTE your book. But I don’t want to rub my books in people’s faces. I don’t want that to be the only thing I ever talk about. Often my stories are… Continue reading A writer’s reflection

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The Frustrations of Writing

  It’s so wonderful to be able to write a novel and be able to publish it. No longer do we have to wait for publishers to decide whether our books are worthy to be read by others or not, after spending months and months sitting on a slush pile. No longer do we have… Continue reading The Frustrations of Writing

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Video mad

As part of the new curriculum in the UK we have to cover ‘British Values’. As a school we decided to tackle this through KS2 assemblies where each teacher chooses an area of interest to them to talk to the kids about it. There are about 350 children in Key Stage 2. Just before Christmas I… Continue reading Video mad