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Coming Soon: A Cornish Escape

It’s only 6 days until A Cornish Escape hits the bookshelves (and eBook devices)! Previously known…

Pre-order News : A Cornish Escape

I’m delighted to announce that A Cornish Escape, is available for pre-order! Perfect for fans of…

Opening Lines: Tales from Deepest Darkest Devon

This week’s Opening Lines blog features a brand new anthology of stories  – put together by…

NEWS: Abi Carter has “A Cornish Escape”

Exciting news time – and boy, don’t we all need it! As you may, or may…

Opening Lines with Jules Hayes: The Walls We Build

I’m delighted to welcome Jules Hayes to this week’s Opening Lines, with her new novel, The…

Opening Lines with Charlie Laidlaw

This week’s Opening Lines blog shares the first 500 words of Charlie Laidlaw’s dark comedy, The…

A sip of champagne

  I’ve been so busy lately, that I’ve been neglecting my blog. I promise the neglect…

Opening Lines with Marie Laval: A Paris Fairy Tale

On this week’s Opening Lines I’m delighted to welcome Marie Laval, with the first 500 words…

Inspired by…

On a recent break from my editing mountain, I decided to clear up the documents on…

Opening Lines with Richard Gould: Mid Life Follies

After a break in January, Opening Lines is back! Kicking off the first blog of the…

Recipe for writing success: Scones anyone?

Some of you will have heard the story about how my writing life came about- if…

End of the month blog: end of an era

It’s that time again – for the very last time! I’d like to extend a huge…

Welcome to 2020

It’s 2020 – a year I’ve already named ‘the year of busy.’ This is not a…

A VERY HAPPY COFFEE AND CAKE FILLED CHRISTMAS

I would like to wish you each and every one of you… A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!…

Opening Lines with Marie Laval: Bluebell’s Christmas Magic

Opening Lines is taking on a festive feel this week, with the help of the first…

Interview with Colette McCormick

Today I’m delighted to welcome Colette McCormick to my place for a cuppa and a chat.…

End of the Month Blog: November ends

Unbelievably, we have reached the end of another month, and here to celebrate (commiserate??) is Nell…

Opening Lines with Lynne Shelby: There She Goes

Opening Lines time is here! This week Lynne Shelby is with me, sharing the first 500…

Interviewing Abi Carter: Abi’s House

Of all the characters I’ve invented over the past 15 years, Abi Carter has to be…

Opening Lines with Anna Legat: Sandman

This week’s ‘Opening Lines’ come from Anna Legat, creator of the DI Gillian Marsh Mysteries. Why…

Opening Lines: Dark Magic by Tom Williams

This week’s Opening Lines is just perfect for Halloween. Please welcome Tom Williams, with the first…

8 Tips for Getting Down to Writing

One of the questions I’m asked the most, as both an author and a creative writing…

Opening Lines: The Prosecco Effect by Cheri Davies

This week I’m delighted to welcome a good friend, Cheri Davies, to my blog to share…

Folville-ing

I’m away on my annual trip to run the Imagine writing retreat this week. In between…

Opening Lines with Jon Hartless: Rise of the Petrol Queen

For this week’s Opening Lines, I’m delighted to welcome Jon Hartless, to my blog. Sit back…