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Casting On for Autumn

My column from the October 2019 edition of the Tetbury Advertiser was all about knitting To…

A Not So Indian Summer

Autumn colour at Westonbirt Arboretum, just down the road from me My column from the October…

Reading Tag #1: In Which Robinson Crusoe is “It”

As a long-standing Desert Island Discs fan, I can’t help speculating Crusoe’s choice of music If…

The Alchemy of Marrows

My column from the September 2019 issue of the Hawkesbury Parish News My current stockpile of…

Back to the Future

My column for the September edition of the Tetbury Advertiser http://Click here to read the whole…

Why I’m Writing My Books By Hand in Fountain Pen

My favourite fountain pen – a vintage classic This post was inspired by my author and…

Why I’m Writing Novels Set in Boarding Schools (For a Grown-up Audience!)

Well, what’s not to love about novels set in boarding schools? Most of us grew up…

From Bucket to Bottle

My column for the August issue of the Hawkesbury Parish News Seeing the progress my husband…

A Trip to the Van Gogh Exhibition and More Serendipitous Inspirations

In keeping with Orna Ross‘s recommendation to replenish the creative well by going on a “createdate”with…

The Comfort of Consistency

The schedule for the 2019 show is now available from Hawkesbury Stores and Hawkesbury Post Office…

Golden Slumbers

Click here to read the whole magazine online: https://issuu.com/davewilprint/docs/tetbury_advertiser_july-august_2019 In my column for the July-August issue…

Let the Holidays Begin!

With my daughter finishing school in June after completing her GCSE exams, our holiday season kicked…

An Eventful June

A round-up of what I’ve been up to this month. Bleddfa Centre Self-publishing Workshop (16th June)…

The Other Man’s Grass

My column for the June 2019 issue of the Hawkesbury Parish News My husband spent a…

What a To-Do!

My column for the June issue of the award-winning Tetbury Advertiser As I delete the latest…

Looking Forward to June Events

A preview of my public events in June I thought it might be helpful and, I…

Quick! Before We Run Out of May…

May blossom at my favourite time of year …How I’ve Spent Most of Mine In between…

May Be Not…

My column for the May issue of the Hawkesbury Parish News A strangely familiar face on…

Ali Smith, CrimeFest & Partners in Crime

CrimeFest is a great place to network with fellow crime-writers such as my author chums Alison…

My Favourite Subject

A post about three recent public appearances – one on the radio and two at litfests…

The End of an Era and the Beginning of a New One

A post about my new life as a full-time novelist Celebrating the launch of “Opening Up…

I’m on the Train…

Pleasingly the April issue also featured the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival on the front page –…

Train of Thought

In my Young by Name column for the April edition of the award-winning Tetbury Advertiser, I’m…

Countdown to the 5th Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival!

Little did I know what I was getting into when five years ago I decided to…

Fanfare for my New Series of Novels

About my imminent new series of novels set in a girls’ boarding school For some time…