August 3, 2020

His soft woolly head became a Kleenex substitute. His warm little body, the only comfort as I cried myself to sleep. After my marriage ended, I embarked on destructive patterns of behaviour. Through it all, the anger, fear and sheer hopelessness about the future, Alfie...

April 30, 2019

Can you imagine a cinema with 45- minute-long queues? When you reach the top of the queue all films showing in the next two hours are sold out. Worst of all the only genre of film available to you is Superhero.

If you’re not a cinema-lover stop reading now as this...

December 24, 2018

The Cover for Home to Cavendish has arrived 

November 20, 2018

It’s been some time since I’ve blogged. In online advice on how to blog successfully, the golden rule is that you must do it regularly. If this is the case, then it appears I’m failing miserably! In my defence, I do have a good excuse.

I went on holidays in mid-October...

October 2, 2018

Do you have a favourite place? Perhaps it’s a holiday destination that you return to again and again, or maybe a garden or park you find particularly peaceful. For me that place is my writing room. Working in a space where I feel truly comfortable really helps me be mo...

September 23, 2018

I recently wrote about finding the time to write a book, but sometimes finding the focus is a bigger problem. Yesterday, I sat at my laptop and wrote over three thousand words of the first draft of my second novel. I felt great afterwards and am really pleased with wha...

September 6, 2018

This week I have been lucky to leave my normal routine and head to Kelly’s Hotel in Rosslare, Co. Wexford, for a much needed few days of rest and relaxation. The reason for this lovely mini-break is to celebrate my mother, Bridget’s 70th birthday. Her birthday was in M...

August 30, 2018

I have been overwhelmed and delighted since I announced the news, on social media, and in real life, that I’ve signed a book deal. I knew my family, friends and work colleagues would be supportive and thrilled for me. Especially lovely though, were the well wishes from...

August 23, 2018

What happens when the call finally comes and you get offered that elusive book deal

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