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New cover

New cover
It's here! I'm thrilled to be able to share with you, the beautiful cover for Lizzie Marshall's Wedding. Of course, if you're a subscriber to my newsletter, you'll have seen this last week, because you are always the first to see anything about my books. I've also shown it to a few colleagues, close friends and family, but now, everyone can see it....
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Spellbindingly Fun Blog Party

I'm conjuring up a spell to find my one, true-love, as part of the lovely Janice Horton's, Spellbindingly Fun Blog Party. Many have tried this before - and failed; many have thought they'd succeeded, only to realise, their partner had a fatal flaw. A word of advice: never, EVER, use snake venom in a love spell - it will ALWAYS come back and bite yo...
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In search of paradise

In search of paradise
My last blog reminded me of the time, some years ago, when I backpacked around the Society Islands in the South Pacific. I started reminiscing, so I dug out an article I wrote on my return and I thought I'd share it with you. With all the rain we're having here in the UK, I think many of us would like to be lazing on a white-sand beach, drinking mi...
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Self-publish and be damned or To 'e' or not to 'e'?

These, apart from being misquotes, are issues I and many fellow writers, have been mulling over - a lot, in my case. Not so long ago, self-publishing was looked down upon by publishers, writers and even readers. With the advent of the e-book and sites like Amazon, Smashwords and Lulu, times have changed. Everyone in the industry has had to sit up a...
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How important is the title?

Just how important is the title of a book? When Charles Dickens wrote his novella, "A Christmas Carol" the title on his original manuscript was: A Christmas Carolin Prose:Being a Ghost Story of Christmas Hmm! No wonder it was shortened to "A Christmas Carol", although the full title still appears on the inside title page. Anyway, my question is, wh...
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