(This post first appeared in the February issue of the Hawkesbury Parish News) Snowdrops by the roadside between Hawkesbury Upton … More Snowdrops vs Daffodils
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Seeing those shy but happy young faces is worth every penny of the £20 donation to sponsor this desk in … More What’s My Name Doing on a Ugandan School Desk?
(My column for the January edition of the Hawkesbury Parish News) Slightly crumpled thanks to my letterbox (the parish mags … More What Makes a Proper Village?
STAMINA! Have you go it ? Where does it come from? At primary school, our headmaster used to say stamina … More Writers, Stamina & Jane Davis
I always love doing radio, especially when the show’s presenter is a great friend. Today I was pleased to be … More The Michael & Debbie Double Act Strikes Again!
My latest novel – published in November, set at Easter (Available in paperback and ebook) In this column for the … More ‘Tis the Season to Do What, Now?
On the trail of the Loch Ness Monster last month (Castle Urquhart is on the banks of the loch) Dare … More In the Footsteps of Robert Holford
This post first appeared in the November 2018 issue of the Hawkesbury Parish News (Photo of conkers by Dawid Zawila … More She Stoops to Conkers*
This post was originally published in the October issue of the award-winning Tetbury Advertiser. After my husband’s summer war against … More In My English Country Garden
New on my This post was originally published in the October issue of the Hawkesbury Parish News October issue with … More Tuning In at John Lewis
Is it a box set? Is it a trilogy? Whatever you call it, it’s a bargain! It’s perhaps an … More On Box Sets and Books in Boxes – to Mark the Launch of Sophie Sayers’ First Box Set
Autumn: season of mists and mellow fruitfulness – and literature festivals! 1 LitFest Past: Ness Book Fest Speaking at Ness … More Juggling a Trio of Literature Festivals
It was my pleasure to be a guest on Paul Teague‘s Self-publishing Journeys podcast this summer – in spite of … More My Interview for Paul Teague’s Self-Publishing Journeys Podcast Show
A guest appearance by Roald Dahl’s Matilda at the Hawkesbury Upton Scarecrow Trail It’s an annual tradition in the village … More Scarecrow Trail Celebrates Roald Dahl’s Matilda’s 30th Birthday
Scotland’s green and pleasant land this August Deep into seasons of mellow fruitfulness now (and wind and rain!), our summer … More My Missing Month: A Missive from a Scottish Summer
For the last two years, I’ve been a regular monthly contributor to the Authors Electric blog. As I streamline my … More Here’s Cheers to a Local Pub’s Reading Initiative
This post was originally written for the Authors Electric collective blog in July. If you want to get ahead, get … More Putting the Log Back into Blogging
Every month I write a column for our village newspaper, the Hawkesbury Parish News. This is my column for the … More Where the Grass is Greener
This post first appeared in the July/August issue of the Tetbury Advertiser “Only in the Cotswolds!” commented a friend when … More The Early Bird Catches the Focaccia
A post about the fun to be had running bookstalls at Dyson’s staff fairs – with AA Abbott and Ana … More The Dyson Equinox and the Secret Powers of Doughnuts and Squishies
This post first appeared on the Authors Electric collective blog at the end of May. Partners in crime at CrimeFest, on … More The Reluctant Murderer Finds Partners in Crime at CrimeFest
This post first appeared in the June 2018 edition of the award-winning Tetbury Advertiser. “I have a no-murder policy,” said … More The Reluctant Murderer at Oakwood Literature Festival
Making the opening address at Oakwood Literature Festival last month (Photo: Angela Fitch Photography) (This post first appeared in the … More I am Not a Number
The delightful independent bookshop the Suffolk Anthology nestles beside the famous Daffodil restaurant As just one of a flurry of … More A Busy Bee on the Busy Words Blog
This post was originally written for the Authors Electric collective blog. Call me old-fashioned, but I love a good bookmark, … More Thinking Outside the Box about Bookmarks