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’
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!
Here's the short prequel to my novel 'Welcome to the Twist' available on Kindle, I hope you enjoy! The thin blanket that covered our shivering bodies was no longer enough to stave off the cold. I held the small frame of my daughter tighter, hoping to give her enough warmth to make it through the … Continue reading Ellie: A short story
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
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
Time for a new 5 Books! Now, if you read my blog then you'll know that I'm a crier...many, many books have made me shed a year over the years but in this instance I'm talking about great big ugly sobs. Hopefully I'm not the only one who has had to decipher words through teary … Continue reading 5 Books that make me cry
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
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
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
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!