New novel ‘Welcome to the Twist’

How much can one girl endure before she is forced to make a choice?Poppy wants more from life but, growing up in a reinstated workhouse, she knows better than to dream. A chance meeting after a misguided choice could change everything, if only she would let it. Torn between love and security, what happens next … Continue reading New novel ‘Welcome to the Twist’

My favourite posts!

I realised the other day that I've been writing this blog for over two years now. Not always consistently, and not always well! But I've enjoyed having somewhere to write down my thoughts, my ideas, my grievances!  When I began I was unsure whether I would continue with it, I wondered how long I would … Continue reading My favourite posts!

Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I read this novel earlier in the year (as I think many people did!) but as I've been ill, I'm only now taking the time to put down my thoughts on it. Firstly, it was nice to read something that was dystopian before the YA dystopian formula dominated the genre! I started reading the novel … Continue reading Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Life and Writing Update

So, I've been pretty absent from the blogging world for a while now, in fact I've been pretty absent from most things lately! I've written before about having Ulcerative Colitis and, well, it flared once again...what joy. While waiting for treatment I retreated from anything that involved being fully awake or having a substantial amount … Continue reading Life and Writing Update

Weekly Wrap Up 07/04/17

Welcome back to another week of mostly procrastination! I should be much, much further along by now... I'm currently still working on my mostly finished YA novel which I'm hoping to publish soon. I decided this time not to set myself a deadline because as Twenty One Pilots would say 'I do not have writer's … Continue reading Weekly Wrap Up 07/04/17

Book Review: The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

Confession - It has taken me over a decade to start reading the Discworld novels! I wrote a blog post, oh, about two years ago now about starting the Discworld novels (you can read it here!) but I'm only just getting around to it. If you've read the post then you'll know that this isn't … Continue reading Book Review: The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

Book Review: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

Following Pullman's announcement about the release of The Book of Dust, a follow up trilogy to His Dark Materials, I thought it was about time that I shared my thoughts on the original series. I don't remember when I first read this series, I think I was twelve, the same age as the protagonist, Lyra (one … Continue reading Book Review: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

Author on Facebook and Goodreads!

So, I have this habit of thinking about something and then, well, doing it without actually finishing my thought. So while still considering whether to start a Facebook author page, I just went ahead and did it! On it I will of course be sharing and advertising my novels on Amazon as well as sharing … Continue reading Author on Facebook and Goodreads!