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Spellbindingly Fun Blog Party

Friday 26 October 2012



I'm conjuring up a spell to find my one, true-love, as part of the lovely Janice Horton's, Spellbindingly Fun Blog Party. Many have tried this before - and failed; many have thought they'd succeeded, only to realise, their partner had a fatal flaw. A word of advice: never, EVER, use snake venom in a love spell - it will ALWAYS come back and bite you!!! Anyway, I'm sure you'll appreciate just how difficult this spell is, but here goes: Continue reading

In search of paradise

Thursday 21 June 2012



My last blog reminded me of the time, some years ago, when I backpacked around the Society Islands in the South Pacific. I started reminiscing, so I dug out an article I wrote on my return and I thought I'd share it with you. With all the rain we're having here in the UK, I think many of us would like to be lazing on a white-sand beach, drinking milk from a coconut, freshly plucked from a palm tree. But paradise is not all it seems. Continue reading

Self-publish and be damned or To 'e' or not to 'e'?

Friday 6 January 2012



These, apart from being misquotes, are issues I and many fellow writers, have been mulling over - a lot, in my case. Not so long ago, self-publishing was looked down upon by publishers, writers and even readers. With the advent of the e-book and sites like Amazon, Smashwords and Lulu, times have changed. Everyone in the industry has had to sit up and take notice and, as more and more authors are achieving healthy sales of both e-books and paperbacks, self-publishing has become a very attractive option. Continue reading

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