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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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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

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Video Number 2 & 3

  Well, today The Amphiblets  video passed the test with the pupils in my class. “It’s brilliant, Miss, but it’s a bit scary.” “Oh, sorry kids.” “No, we like it that way!” Good, because I love a bit of darkness in a novel as its makes the good shine more brightly. The videos were created on… Continue reading Video Number 2 & 3

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The Amphiblets – OUT TOMORROW!

I’m so excited. Having been forgotten on a floppy disk for 15 years  The Amphiblets will be released tomorrow as an ebook on Amazon Kindle.  As a way of celebrating I’ll be working in my classroom and reading to the Year 6’s who are 10-11 years old. However, like many other books, this one is aimed for all… Continue reading The Amphiblets – OUT TOMORROW!

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The Amphiblets

My new book is coming out next year in less than a month. The date chosen will be the 18th anniversary of my father’s death. He was a natural storyteller and in honour of his creative ability I wanted to give him something special. This  book was written 15 years ago and had been saved and… Continue reading The Amphiblets