Musical Musings

Since I started writing the Little Somerby books, I’ve not really managed to write to music, although music is definitely an influence. I have it on when I drive, and since that’s when I often do my plotting (while keeping my eyes firmly on the road, of course!), often, songs come onto the radio or […]

Someone pinch me…

…I must be dreaming. This can’t be happening to me, the girl, and then the woman, whose head was always somewhere different to her body. The girl who wrote stories from the moment she could pick up a pen, spent many years playing with characters that other people had invented and then, in the throes […]

Pestilence and the picturesque.

Well, OK, so perhaps pestilence is a bit of an exaggeration, but I did have to take a day off school today because I was at the infectious stage of impetigo, which is a bit inconvenient. For those not in the know, impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection that causes lesions and scabs, […]

I think I’ve been left-handed again…and written this book series backwards!

Being a south paw has always had its own peculiar challenges; pens in banks that are on the wrong side, bumping wrists with fellow students in the classroom, now that I’m a teacher no student being able to read my handwriting, ticking ‘backwards’, turning the page at a right angle, having the bowler shout ‘left […]

Fantasy launch party…

Perhaps I’m getting a little ahead of myself,  but after reading Ali Harris’ account of the very enjoyable sounding launch of her latest novel Written in the Stars,  I couldn’t help but turn my mind to the possibility of a book launch party, if and when Far From the Tree gets published. I’m lucky to live in […]