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Daffodils Part Three

For part one, please click here. For part two, please click here. I went blank after that. I couldn’t think, speak, move or function in any way. I didn’t want to either. I wanted to die too. I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Daffodils Part Two

For part one, please click here. But I didn’t know. You were only ten. You were looking forward to going to the big school in the autumn, to being in the school play and travelling on the Inter City up … Continue reading

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Daffodils – Part One

I pick a pretty daffodil from the vase on the sideboard. But then they’re all pretty, aren’t they, Jenny? I gently stroke the soft silken surface of the flower and tears stream down my face. Daffodils were always your favourite. … Continue reading

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Guest Blog Post

One of my lovely Writers Bureau students, Mia Kun, has just launched her new book and I was only too happy to help her promote it. Here’s the blurb for Journey of a Butterfly to entice you: Losing a bet … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Orphan Thief by Glynis Peters

I first met the lovely Glynis Peters at a writer event a few years ago. We hit it off straight away and became good friends. It’s been an absolute delight to watch Glynis’ writing take off in a very big … Continue reading

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Another Interview

One of my former Writers Bureau students, Alan Dale, asked if he could interview me for his new blog. I was delighted to be asked and to support Alan as he starts on his blogging journey. Here’s a short extract … Continue reading

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Guest Blog Post – Featuring Martin Strike

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend everyone. As it’s Friday, it’s time for my guest post. If you’d like to feature as a guest on my blog, please get in touch. I’m looking for stories and non-fiction pieces of up … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Toy Makers By Robert Dinsdale

The quote from The Observer on the front caught my eye as I was traipsing round Waterstones searching for a new book: ‘Engaging and enchanting…a fairytale for adults, with all the wonder – and terror – that that entails…‘ Intrigued? … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

Like a good secret? Well, why not enter The Writers’ Cafe Magazine’s short story and poetry competition? If you’re interested, send your stories (up to 1000 words) and poetry (up to 5 poems per submission) on the theme, “Secrets”, with … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Ritu Bhathal @RituBhathal

It was my absolute pleasure to interview the inspirational and delightful Ritu, who is already known to many of you. Whether she is or not, I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading more about her, her books, writing and all sorts of … Continue reading

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