Fact and Fiction

One of the difficulties of writing historical fiction is getting the facts right. I love reading this genre and I’m not knowledgeable enough to identify Continue reading

Missing Dad

Happy Birthday, Dad. This is the second year I’ll be wishing he was still here to celebrate. Not a lot I can say, other than I miss him every single day.

The weekly catch up via Facetime, most of it spent with his iPad pointing up to the ceiling.

His regular visits here to Italy, watching him walk around the garden in his tartan slippers.

His advice on all kinds of stuff, debates on politics, winding me up to get on my soapbox.

His laughter at his own jokes, usually after he’d forgotten the punch line a number of times.

His never ending belief in me as a person and more so as a writer. He was my greatest fan.

The first man in my life left such an impression, he will never truly be gone.  Always in my heart. ❤💖


My Writing Toolbox

What is in your writers toolbox? For example, what computer do you use? Do you write longhand? What kind of pen do you use? What writing software do you use? And so on…here are mine Continue reading

Ostara – The Sprinq Equinox in Other Words

It’s nearly here. Not that the weather is conforming to what should be happening at this time of year. But fear not, it won’t be long. In the meantime, I thought these fella’s might  Continue reading

A Place to Write

Ernest Hemingway wrote standing up, Marcel Proust stayed in bed, Toni Morrison booked herself into a hotel room and a guy called Dalton Trumbo wrote in the bath. Dame Edith Sitwell, however, comes top of the pops for her writing place Continue reading

One Day In History

If you could witness one moment in history what would it be? There are many things I’d like to see but if I had to choose just one Continue reading

International Women’s Day – My Top Five Favourites

Today is a special day for women all around the world. But it’s also a special day on a personal level, for two reasons: Continue reading

Feeding My Muse

  Last week I wrote about where I got my inspiration from… today I’m sharing a few ‘pins’ from My Pinterest board. You’ll learn a lot from

February Check-In

I can’t believe it’s the end of February! It whooshed by in a blur. This month is always a difficult month, not in a bad way but because Continue reading

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