Tag: Karma


If you got the Metro newspaper yesterday, you might have noticed that I got a mention. Crushed was listed as one of the wonderful actress/novelist Pauline Mclynn’s three ‘desert island books’. I was surprised and delighted. I wish that I could remember how to post a photograph here so that I could show you. Hopefully… Read more »

Crushed – out now in paperback!

Hi – just a quick message to let you know that Crushed is now available in paperback from FeedARead. It will soon be followed by a re-release of Karma (in about two weeks’ time): CLICK HERE TO BUY CRUSHED


Hi – it’s publication day! A day earlier than anticipated. You can now buy my new novel, Crushed, at Amazon: BUY CRUSHED HERE There is an accompanying playlist on Spotify, which is free to join. I know how frustrating it is when songs are central to a book’s story and you’ve never heard them! I… Read more »


Draft two of the book is finally complete and I have some kind people reading through it, pointing out my mistakes (and with my ME/CFS brainfog, they’ll have their work cut out). I grew to love the characters so I hope that everyone else will, too. I’m still on track to publish the book on… Read more »


I have donated a character name in my forthcoming novel, ‘Crushed’ (due for release on Kindle on 24th October 2014) to raise money to give blind dogs the gift of sight – every little helps. PLEASE CLICK FOR DETAILS

Bachelor of Science!

So, against all of the odds, I passed my Advanced Creative Writing (A363) module, meaning that I’m now the proud owner of a BSc. Unfortunately, the only local graduation ceremony occurred in June this year, so I will have to wait until next June to attend a ceremony. After four years of studying, it feels… Read more »

Novel 2

Well, I bet you thought I’d abandoned this blog! I think that I probably had, since I haven’t written here since January 2013. So, what’s happened? I now have five dogs, having gained two in the latter part of 2013 – it is pretty hard to write with that many dogs, competing with the laptop… Read more »

Snow and bugs

So much for good intentions: bugs have infected the household and there are germs loose aboot this hoose, affecting my new year’s goals (not resolutions). I know that it is very snowy outside, but having not been out since last Thursday, I have missed walking in it. The dogs (except the eldest) are loving it… Read more »

Oh no, NaNoWriMo go slow.

There are three full days left until the end of the NaNoWriMo challenge. As I said, I’ve barely done 2,000 words in the past but so far this year, I’ve passed the 40,000 mark. To complete it, I’d have to write over 3,000 words per day for the rest of the week. I’m finding it… Read more »

Contacting me…

Just so you know, I’m not ignoring anyone who has contacted me via my email address or via the contact me form: my email seems to have some kind of glitch and won’t let me log in. I’ll let you know as soon as the problem is solved. Also, Marie and I are going to… Read more »