The Night the Bottle Exploded!

The received wisdom is that we should bottle special moments and so I have been dutifully doing this for years: the massive birth and death ones, the tiny (how the sun on the sea in Kalkan makes the water look a million mirrors deep), the fleeting joy of dancing in the kitchen to Cher while […]

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Halfway: the tipping point?

So today I’ve done 2,000 words of #newnovel and am a few short steps from the magical, mystical, marvellous 40,000 word horizon of an anticipated 80,000 word novel!! However, here lies danger! Do I go back and re-read and risk getting stuck in what I’ve done so far or do I go on, say ‘yah boo sucks’ […]

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Signing books @ WHSmith @ Paddington

So, during the evening rush hour on Friday I met some lovely people and we talked about writing, train journeys, Wales, lost loves, found loves, marriage, pottery and the what if moments we’ve all had. Thank you to Gavin and his team at the store and to Quercus and Midas PR for arranging for me […]

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