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Why That Girl From Nowhere slept in a cardboard box

A couple of years ago, when I was starting to flesh out the story for my tenth novel, That Girl From Nowhere, my husband mentioned a story he had read on babies sleeping in cardboard boxes. I’d being thinking a lot about babies being left in cardboard …

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The Flavours Of Love Muffins

In The Flavours of Love, Saffron Mackleroy spends a lot of time trying to find out which foods can be combined together so they make up the flavours of love. It’s the only way she can start to move on after her husband’s murder and to handle the new de …

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This is where it all started

The Cupid Effect was my first novel to be published and it recently received a revamp with a new cover, which is why I wrote a new introduction to it, explaining why it is so special to me.     It’s 3.30 a.m. on a dark October morning and I’m …

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Teapots & Islands

I had a reminder this month why I need to do more when I attended a local event. Last week, I went to an event hosted by artist and book lover Sue-Kim Steele Green in Hove. The event featured the divine Bethan Roberts, who very kindly took part in 2014 …

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That Girl From Nowhere, The Whistle-stop Tour

If you’ve been following my exploits on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, then you’ll know I’ve been doing a lot of running around since publication of my tenth novel, That Girl From Nowhere. On publication day I went with one of the lovely peeps from my …

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Easy-Peasy Frozen Yoghurt

If you’ve read The Flavours of Love you’ll know that the main character, Saffron, is holding a bowl of blackberries when she receives some devastating news. While she eventually decides to use blackberries in a recipe that also has some significance to …

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From There To Here

March 20, 2015Me and this diary malarkey. Plus a short story for you. Let’s face it, I’m super rubbish at updating my diary. I mean to, I honestly do, but then life kind of gets in the way and suddenly weeks, months and years have gone past and I haven …

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Dear Library

Dear Library (Every Public Library), I wanted to tell you how much I love you. I would not be the person I am today without you. You were always there for me, throughout my life. You were there, when I was a child and on the way home from school I woul …

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You Wear It Well

Way back in 2007, I attended a library talk in Birmingham. It was a great event and I met some really nice people (as I did on all the library talks/events I participated in). I remember, though, the lovely librarian at that particular event said to me …

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10 years on the shelves

I was living in South London at the time and went up to central London to be interviewed by a reporter from The Voice newspaper at Borders in Oxford Street. I didn’t know how I’d feel when I saw a book on with my name on it. Excited, proud, a little sh …

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