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Australia – journeys of discovery 1

We are about to set off on a third trip to Australia. The first in 2011 was a retirement trip. We knew that Grandpa was born in Australia and I had done some research about the family, so I based … Continue reading

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July Update

I have been quiet for a while, but July was hectic. For the first time I took part in the Chichester Festival with Chindi Authors. Of the several activities organised by Chindi, I took part in ’20 Websites for Authors’ … Continue reading

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Time for a Breather

Having completed three edits on Sadie’s Wars, I am waiting for my beta readers to give their reactions to the story. It’s always a nail-biting time. Will they like it? Is the main character’s motivation ringing true? Is there enough … Continue reading

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Research Trips

Next week is my first research trip of the year – to Grimsby. Half of my new book is set there during World War 2. I am lucky to have aunts who still remember the war and can give me … Continue reading

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New Book Title

The third book in my Australian trilogy needs a title. I am a year off finishing it so you might think it’s early days but I want to create a Pinterest Board for it. My working title has been Sadie … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season for Conferences

I am looking forward to attending my first West Sussex Writers’ Conference a week on Saturday in Worthing. When I was working, I attended many conferences on teaching and learning and all things librarian related. Some good, some bad and … Continue reading

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Reasons for Admission to Insane Asylum

I came across this poster today. The list was compiled from the admissions log from a WestVirginia for the Insane. In Ranter’s Wharf, I touch on one reason, Novel Reading but some of the others are fascinating. Presumably, the relatives … Continue reading

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