Memories, and the ghosts who come to visit bringing a haibun

Japanese Poetry holds the essence of a story with love and brevity.

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Education never ends and so it shouldn’t

Over the last six months I have been hard at work not only on my second novel Unexpected Passion from my Unexpected Love series, but also on my first book, Unexpected Obsession. Since the release of the novel, I have learned so much about writing that I had to go back and do some work […]

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Unexpected Obsession and smorgasbords

I am really drawn to audio books but like much else in my current life, affordability hampers, at least for now. I have got around the problem by using my iPad and an app I discovered thanks to my beautiful eldest granddaughter (she thinks I am crazy because I think she is a tech genius […]

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Imposter syndrome, friend or foe

A few days ago, I was talking to a friend of mine about how often the feeling of inadequacy comes up in this industry, or for that matter in any profession that can be deemed creative. I think creative people put themselves in the limelight with their creation, be it a book or a part […]

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Random Acts of Kindness – the joy of mate-ship, and who has your back?

Random acts of kindness are an inspiration. They mean that someone has our back. I read this in an article written a couple of years ago entitled Who is on your Team by Alison Winn Scotch and then the other day Thrive Global were asking for pieces to do with just this subject. I was […]

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Making wine, or making vinegar – the difference is in the fine tuning

There are days when I feel so frustrated with the world of writing that I wish I had never started. The reality of it all, the hoping for reviews, hoping for readers, the media, working on follow up books, both in The Unexpected Series and my Emotions poetry trilogy has meant feeling overwhelmed. Don’t misunderstand. I […]

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Moonstruck, starstruck and Mamma Mia all makes sense

If you recall my bucket list post, you will be aware that Cher is an idol of mine. I thought I would use that in this post and share Cher (don’t you love the assonance, I think that’s the right poetic device) because this segment comes from Mamma Mia Number 2. If you haven’t seen […]

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