Category Archives: Literature

A Promotion, an Interview, and a Farewell

The past couple of weeks have been one of nail-biting excitement for me.  Why you wonder! Did I get an Agent, did I get a publisher, have a signed a contract?  Alas! No none of those, but just as exciting, … Continue reading

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The “Liebster Award”

A big Thankyou goes to Debbie LaCroix  A lovely Mum of 2 who awarded me the Liebster Blog  Award.  Just click on her name to visit her blog. “Liebster  is a German word, meaning dearest or beloved, but it can … Continue reading

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I’m back in “Action” and wanted to Thankyou All

For those of you who may not know, I was the butt of a “smash and Grab” last week.  I had popped two doors along for a morning coffee before work, gone only ten minutes, when on my return to … Continue reading

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“Dear Me ” — A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self

Oh Boy! I had a fun time trying to decide how to write this post… what to spill and what not to spill so as to keep you wondering. If you haven’t read this book, I suggest you do, it’s … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! to everyone and I hope you are looking forward to a bright future in both your personal and writing world. Looking back over 2011 I can honestly say it has been one of ups and downs, certainly … Continue reading

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“Books for Children – thanks to Big Brother Mouse”

Ever wondered what it would be like to have never seen a “book”. Never know what it was like to turn a page and leap into a world of wonder and make believe. Have you ever imagined never knowing about … Continue reading

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Reflection on PiBoldMo Month

Often when I am driving to work, or dozing off to sleep at night, an idea, a really amazing idea for a story will hit me like an electric shock. But either, when I get to work and the immediate … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book Friday”

For “Perfect Picture Book Friday” this week, a lovely new feature on Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog, I am reviewing a book with a difference. Saturday Mountain  through the Art Style of Paul Dore Retold by Julie Somark Original Text: by Jinrak … Continue reading

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“November, a Month of Ideas”

During my time with the Writer’s Platform Campaign on Rach Writes Blog I came across another month long writers campaign called PiBoldMo, created and run by Tara Laser. A mother of two young girls, a member of SCBWI she has … Continue reading

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Book Reading Challenge: 32 and 33

As I typed the heading I suddenly realised I had reached my goal of 32 books within the year…..Yay!  I remember thinking when I first started, I didn’t think I would accomplish it, for one thing the blogging world seemed … Continue reading

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