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    Crime Fiction Workshop – Evesham Festival of Words

    April 20, 2019
    Crime Fiction Workshop: Almonry

    Well, I’ve done my first teaching gig. Who would have thought it? Though I come from a long(ish) line of teachers, I’ve never for a moment felt the urge to take up the chalk and stand in front of a class myself – until I was asked to be part of the fabulous Evesham Festival of Words and give a special workshop on writing crime fiction. How could I refuse? I don’t pretend to know everything about the art of…

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    Revenge on the Rye

    It might seem as though there could be precious few mysteries left in Dulwich for my single mum amateur sleuth, Beth Haldane, to solve – but luckily that’s not the case at all, as…

    December 13, 2018
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    Death in Dulwich

    I’m really excited to say that my new novel, Death in Dulwich, is coming out on 6th September, thanks to my lovely publishers Crooked Cat. Although it’s a whodunnit, Death in Dulwich is a…

    May 17, 2017
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    Hot Chocolate

    Well, here we are – in 2012! I’m sure this was the year that Tomorrow’s World predicted we’d all be swanning around in white jumpsuits while robots did the grungy stuff like running the…

    January 1, 2012
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    My blogging CV

    Lovely Tara at Stickyfingers and Jay from Mocha Bean Mummy spent a day last summer trying to stop a bunch of mummy bloggers giggling for long enough to make a calendar. Now they’ve asked…

    December 24, 2011
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    Feeling pensieve …

    One of my favourite ideas in the Harry Potter series was the pensieve, where you could syphon off thoughts and leave them swirling mysteriously in a rather beautiful stone bowl. In the novels, these…

    October 5, 2011
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    Kindling excitment

    Well, I’m in a state of major excitement today as it has finally occurred to me to put my book on Kindle. My older brother suggested this to me a year ago, and sent…

    September 16, 2011
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    Do you have time for Me Time?

    A great post by my lovely friend Linda has sparked a big debate over at Ready for Ten about ‘Me Time’. It’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot recently as I suddenly, astonishingly,…

    January 28, 2011
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    Big mouth

    Well, I’ve really gone and done it now. It turns out that the paperback version of my novel isn’t, in fact, coming out until August. I know this because I emailed my publisher to…

    January 11, 2011
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    High heels

    A lovely surprise, just when I needed it, when I was, ahem, checking out my book’s sales on Amazon. I know it’s a bit sad, but in fact I know authors who spend a…

    January 10, 2011