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What do I need to do to get my novel published?

The most asked question this week is: “What do I need to do to get my novel published?” And here’s my answer: It is a given that before sending off your manuscript your novel is as good as it can … Continue reading

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behind the monkey puzzle and pink viburnum …

I’ve been asked various times this week about where I write. So for those people and anyone else who’s interested,  if you look behind the monkey puzzle tree and the pink viburnum, you should just about be able see where … Continue reading

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Crawley WORDfest 2012 – a celebration of words!

Crawley WORDfest is a fantastic 13 day programme of events in various locations around the town of Crawley, dedicated to celebrating words in their many forms.  I am delighted to be discussing  The Blue Suitcase  as part of the WORDfest on … Continue reading

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the highest point … (in South Tarawa, Kiribati)

In keeping with the Kiribati theme of my recent blog posts, here’s a little YouTube clip take on South Tarawa last month. It’s just over a minute and a half. Worth watching to the end

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Entire nation of Kiribati to be relocated over rising sea level threat

The low-lying Pacific nation of Kiribati is negotiating to buy land in Fiji so it can relocate islanders under threat from rising sea levels.   If you’ve been reading my blog recently, you’ll know that my crime novel, due out … Continue reading

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we are not alone

Over the weekend I went down south for the Authors North Spring Meeting*, held in Leeds. The hugely entertaining Simon Brett talked about his life as a writer of 86 novels!  This was followed by a great introduction to the … Continue reading

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red food of ghosts

I am still on the hunt for a title for my novel. And as per my last post, I’ve been thinking about the things that are unusual or quirky about the setting of my novel, my main character and the occupations of … Continue reading

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