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Born in New York, USA, I have also lived in London, Rome, the Tuscan Hills and Florida, before settling on the Kent coast next to the North Sea.
My first novel, Daisy Chain, is published in March 2023, Claret Press, currently available on Amazon. I have been writing since I was old enough to pick up a pen: school plays, news articles, poetry, short stories and blogs.
I am a mother of three; a dog lover – currently with a fondness for chihuahuas; a traveller; an educationalist; an alumni of Leeds University, the Open University, and The Novelry.
My Latest Post
- Do you Judge a Book by its Cover?I am a writer but I am also an avid reader. On FB, I have joined The Historical Fiction Club, as well as Historical Fiction Book Lovers, not to mention quite a few crime sites such as UK Crime Book Club. In the past year, I have read in many genres, books such as Pulitzer […]
Do you Judge a Book by its Cover?
I am a writer but I am also an avid reader. On FB, I have joined The Historical Fiction Club, as well as Historical Fiction Book Lovers, not to mention quite a few crime sites such as UK Crime Book Club. In the past year, I have read in many genres, books such as Pulitzer…
From the earliest verbal stories to the most sophisticated prize winning novels, humans are obsessed with stories about people who have made money or lost money. Cinderella married money. Oh how we love a Cinderella story! Oscar Wilde’s Happy Prince redeemed himself through losing everything. The noble sacrifice. But what about the JAMs? Personally, I…
Dry January needn’t be Dull
I read Cathy Adams’ article article in the Sunday Times (29th Jan 2023) with interest. I recommend it to all who have done a dry January. She loves alcohol and drinks to reward herself at the end of a stressful day. Who doesn’t? But she found the month difficult. I also embarked on a dry…
Downton Abbey, The American version?
Novelists are often asked to compare their novels to others so that readers can decide if they want to read the book. So let me put my hands up now…. My novel, Daisy Chain, is not lofty literature, although it has won some awards from Page Turner and the Historical Fiction Company. Nor is it…
Anthology Coffee Shop, Detroit
The phrase ‘only in America’ is often cited in England, but what about ‘Only in Detroit’? Detroit is a fabulous city, totally changed from its historic reputation of a press of people and a car manufacturing industrial hub. Now it is home to many entrepreneurs, some of whom have set up individual coffee shops. Today…
The Page Turner Awards
I’ve won an award! I can hardly believe it. My heart hasn’t stopped racing since the awards ceremony. Many novels become successful without awards, but for a new author starting out, a prize is equivalent to a case of famous champagne and a bowl of best caviar and truffles, with the Ritz thrown in. It’s…
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