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Eleven Miles – more touching reviews

It fills my heart with pride and joy when I read reviews of my debut novel, Eleven Miles, which tell of the real reflection of life and society in remote African villages. This is exactly what I was trying to … Continue reading

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: Father, dinner and NEW great-grandson!

If we were having coffee this Sunday evening, I would tell you something about my eventful week, leaving the most momentous news until last. The saga of that began with my aging, invalid father eloping with a woman of similar … Continue reading

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: Inspired by the London Marathon

If we were having coffee this Sunday evening, I would not be able to conceal my excitement. I have been inspired by several aspects of today’s Virgin Money London Marathon. There are too many to mention. From the wheelchair and … Continue reading

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Blogging – One Year Later

I officially started my blog on 16th November 2014, but the original objective was to raise visibility of my debut novel, Eleven Miles, which was published on the 16th of December. Since then, I have made so many good friends … Continue reading

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Breathing life into your characters

Originally posted on Word Craft: Prose & Poetry:
Father and Daughter by susan52: DeviantArt I’ve been thinking a lot about role models and how they influence a writer’s work; the ways this translates to our readers. There’s a reason writers…

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Feedback: Eleven Miles

This morning, I received the following email from a reader of Eleven Miles. I’ve literally just finished your book. Wow! What an amazing story and so beautifully written. Boi is such an inspiration and her positive outlook on everything she … Continue reading

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200 UP!

No. It’s not a new, advanced, canned fizzy drink. I am delighted to announce that I now have 200 followers of my blog. Today, Gipsika became my 200th follower. And a very interesting person she seems to be, so visit … Continue reading

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What’s Everybody Reading on Vacation – Summer 2015?

Four years ago, Fifty Shades of Grey was the top Summer holiday read all over Europe, if not the world. This year, what is it? Well, I have walked around the pool at the family owned Hermes Hotel in Kos, and … Continue reading

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Imagination and Inspiration – Writer’s Quote Wednesday

This is the first time that I have ever participated in Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday, so I am a little nervous about whether my choice will hit the mark. My quote is from a famous painter, rather than an … Continue reading

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UK Southern African Empowerment & Cultural Workshop

On 14th March, I had a wonderful time at the UK Southern African Empowerment & Cultural workshop in Grays, Essex. I reported on that day at the time (see this blog post and this one from Eloise), but here are the videos … Continue reading

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