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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: November 2020

December 2, 2020

Each month, I publish a “What I’ve Recently Finished Reading” post, so here’s a review of the books I’ve read during November. In order of reading only … Drugs to Forget: Race Against Bioterror by Martin Granger, RedDoor Publishing Limited, 2018 ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆ Martin and I followed each other on Twitter, and Martin sent a cheeky …

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Christmas and Winter Book Recommendations

November 25, 2020

This post of winter book recommendations contains affiliate links. That means I receive a small commission from any purchases you make through those links (at no cost to you).  Aside from my usual book review posts, I thought I’d do something a bit different and share with you my winter and Christmas book recommendations. Some …

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Writing Update: Mid November 2020

November 18, 2020

Whilst I keep everyone up to date with my writing in my daily journal, I thought I’d write a blog post specifically about my writing. As this is the first time I’ve done this, I thought I’d try and fill you in on my plan, my process and my progress. My Plan I did start …

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Book Reviews: October 2020

November 4, 2020

Each month, I publish a “What I’ve Recently Finished Reading” post, so here’s a review of the books I’ve read during October. As always, in no particular order… The Minute I Saw You by Paige Toon, Simon & Schuster UK Ltd, 2020 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Oh my! What can I say about this? I’ve got to say …

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15 Fun (and Quite Random) Facts About Me

October 21, 2020

I thought I’d do a “get to know me better” post as a little bit of fun. So, here are fifteen random and fun facts about me – some may be well known, and others you may be finding out for the first time. 1. I am a born and bred Salopian (Shropshire Lass) I …

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Book Reviews: September 2020

October 7, 2020

Each month, I publish a “What I’ve Recently Finished Reading” post, so here’s a review of the latest books I’ve read. As always, in no particular order… A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon, Hodder & Stoughton, 2014 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I’ve read a few of Lucy’s books in the past but this one had totally …

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10 Strategies for Managing Overwhelm

September 30, 2020

Do you feel like you’re drowning? Being pulled in a hundred different directions at the same time? At the end of your tether? In need of some strategies for managing overwhelm? Hopefully, this post can help. This post comes very much from the heart right now as I am experiencing overwhelm myself. My own mental …

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12 Things to Love About Autumn

September 16, 2020

Autumn is my favourite season. I love the changing colours of the trees and I love cosy evenings snuggled up on the sofa, with a warm brew and a good book. Find out below my top 12 things to love about autumn and let me know if you agree or would add things to the …

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Book Reviews: August 2020

September 2, 2020

Following on from my What I’ve Recently Finished Reading post in July, here’s a review of the latest books I’ve read. Again, in no particular order… The Secrets of Saffron Hall by Clare Marchant, Avon (HarperCollins), 2020 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This is another book which switches between the past and the present, and the lives of two …

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