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Read my blog posts that focus on all other aspects of writing - more of my ramblings, book reviews (fiction and business), and some extra snippets of my own creative writing.

Book Reviews: March 2021

April 7, 2021

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Writing Update: Mid March 2021

March 14, 2021

At the end of last month’s update, I assured you that I’d keep you up to date with another update this month. Well here it is, but there is very little to update you on. I have had a month that has been tough, life is hard and I am struggling. I am swimming against …

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A Taste of Home by Heidi Swain

March 10, 2021

In a break from my “normal” blog schedule, I am today posting a standalone book review of Heidi Swain’s upcoming novel A Taste of Home. I am absolutely honoured to have been able to read a pre-release copy of Heidi’s newest book as I love the feel-good books that Heidi writes. Here is the blurb …

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Book Reviews: February 2021

March 3, 2021

Please Note: All “Buy on Bookshop” buttons go to bookshop.org which is “an online bookshop with a mission to financially support local, independent bookshops.” Those button links are affiliate links and I receive a small commission from any purchase you make through those links (at no cost to you). Each month, I publish a “What …

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Writing Update: Mid February 2021

February 17, 2021

I never planned to do an update every month. I wasn’t sure my writing would be interesting enough to do that, especially as I journal daily as it is. I am amazed at just how fast the months seem to spin around and how soon I have to do another update. I do however, find …

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Book Reviews: January 2021

February 3, 2021

Each month, I publish a “What I’ve Recently Finished Reading” post, so here’s a review of the books I’ve read during January. As always, just in order of reading … This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens, Arrow Books (Penguin Random House), 2020 ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆ I’d bought this one near the start of December and was …

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Writing Update: Mid January 2021

January 20, 2021

Another month passes us by so I thought I would update you on how the novel writing is going. In a word, stalled, would be the word I’d choose. December was a bit of a month wasn’t it? Christmas and New Year always seem to be busy times when things get pushed aside to make …

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Book Reviews: December 2020

January 6, 2021

Each month, I publish a “What I’ve Recently Finished Reading” post, so here’s a review of the books I’ve read during December. As always, in no particular order (other than the order in which I read them) … The Cornish Cream Tea Christmas by Cressida McLaughlin, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2020 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was an eagerly …

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Writing Update: Mid December 2020

December 16, 2020

I know I only published an update a month ago, and if I am totally honest with you, I did not expect to publish a second update so soon. However, lots has happened in the past month so far as the book goes so I thought I would fill you in if you don’t read …

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