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Newsletter Writing

Bumblebees and Barroom Tales

 1. Recent goings on. Hello! So, June 2020. Currently Covid-19 is slowing in the UK, which gives us a little hope. In the absence of a vaccine it’s frightening to think of a future where we can’t physically touch anyone who isn’t isolating with us. I am two weeks into an online mindfulness course I am […]

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Newsletter Writing

Woodlands and Daily Rituals

So, May 2020. 1 Hello! ‘Shinrin Yoku’ is a Japanese noun which means, ‘A visit to a forest for relaxation’. It originated in the 1980’s as a reaction to urbanization and disconnection from the land. I vote we add it to English!  I’ve been leaving the house and experiencing the socially-distanced paradise of walking amongst trees. […]

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Newsletter Writing

My first Newsletter: Orwell, Oregon and more.

Recent goings-on. Starting a newsletter during a health emergency seems frivolous somehow. But even in quarantine life goes on. So I sit in the garden, drinking in pale afternoon sunshine while April birdsong fills the air. Also the next door neighbour’s lawnmower fills the air. Fiction I am on a laptop writing a sequel to […]

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Interview Writing

Interesting chat with fellow author Justin Alcala

Read the interview on Justin’s website Oh the magic of books. What would life be without them? More importantly, where would we be without their authors? We take for granted all of the dreamed up stories on our bookshelves and iPads. We forget about all of the work, love and struggles that goes into each […]

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Cape Misfortune Writing

Cape Misfortune is released!

My new book “Cape Misfortune” is out! “Welcome to beautiful Cape Misfortune. Come for the rugged coastline and unspoiled beaches. Stay for the quaint customs and friendly welcome.” Just don’t ask about the people who are going missing… Link

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Literature Writing

Looking Something Up in an Actual Book.

An interest in Buddhism, a fluctuating chronic illness and a near-fatal bout of cancer has left me with a feeling that belongings aren’t terribly important. However, probably because I studied English at University,  I absolutely love my bonkers, hard-to-use, compact Oxford English Dictionary. We’ve been through a lot together. The complete twenty volumes of the […]

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Writing

Exclusive Supernatural Short Story!

An original supernatural tale for readers of this website. In “The Spa” a terminally-ill journalist investigates a story about the murderous ghost of a local businessman. Read The Spa