Wednesday, 8 January 2020

The Bombing of London...

January 8 question - What started you on your writing journey? Was it a particular book, movie, story, or series? Was it a teacher/coach/spouse/friend/parent? Did you just "know" suddenly you wanted to write? 

Mmmm...  during the bombing of London, only child, left to my own devices while grown-ups endlessly talked their fears... reading through my Grandmother’s dusty Victorian library, scaring myself with the contents, writing my own stories on scraps of paper...

Thursday, 5 December 2019

December 4 question - How would you describe your future writer self, your life?

It would depend upon your age, your stage in life. At my age it would not make a great deal of difference, for I would still have the daily concern for my disabled husband. The 
excitement of being more widely known as a writer is ephemeral, as eventually most changes in life circumstances are, for you remain the same person with the same life history. It is only the very young, perhaps, who would believe otherwise. However, I would enjoy the brief pleasure of having fulfilled one more of my life’s aims 🤗

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

I.W.S.G. time again and venture into the Dark Ages...

November 6 question - What's the strangest thing you've ever googled in researching a story?

That is difficult. I write historical fiction, some set in the dark ages, therefore most of my googling could be considered very strange indeed. 

So for one ‘Dark Ages’ book ‘First Wolf’, amongst the questions were: 

’What was the route followed and how long did it take the monks of Holy Island to carry Saint Cuthbert’s coffin to Durham?’


‘At what age was an Ango-Saxon child accepted as a member of the Folk Moot?’

Winnie the Pooh Day

It’s Winnie the Pooh Day!  #winniethepooh