Blue Sky Rain

Today was the third day of rain despite bright sunlight. There is something beautiful and disconcerting about rain falling from a blue sky, a single wisp of cloud loosened over head. The potential for rainbows of course. But again, disconcerting. Out of place. I watched an old lady bent and twisted by her years hobbleContinue reading “Blue Sky Rain”

GoodReads Giveaway..

Right .goodreadsGiveawayWidget { color: #555; font-family: georgia, serif; font-weight: normal; text-align: left; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; background: white; } .goodreadsGiveawayWidget p { margin: 0 0 .5em !important; padding: 0; } .goodreadsGiveawayWidgetEnterLink { display: inline-block; color: #181818; background-color: #F6F6EE; border: 1px solid #9D8A78; border-radius: 3px; font-family: “Helvetica Neue”, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; outline:Continue reading “GoodReads Giveaway..”

Getting Ready to Launch…

Next month my latest novel, So the Doves, is published, there will be press and a party and I’ve bought a new dress… all very exciting. And terrifying of course. I just read Danuta Kean’s piece on Up-Lit in the Guardian, where she’s describing a new trend in literature that shows ‘an appetite for everydayContinue reading “Getting Ready to Launch…”

How Do You Find the Time to Write?

I’m asked this question at every workshop, class or panel discussion I’ve ever given… and it’s a tough one. How do you give advice on something like this when you know nothing about a person’s circumstances? I’ll give it a go here, but would love to hear from you about how you find time toContinue reading “How Do You Find the Time to Write?”

Sparrow Confesses… in a list she wrote on a note pad she was given for Christmas

Today I failed at: Smiling. Particularly smiling at strangers and brightening their day – I can’t seem to get it right and they stared at me like I’m crazy. My diet. The food I chose was wrong. Even the coffee I ordered. My clothes. I can’t seem to get the shoe/sock combination right. Eating.  IContinue reading “Sparrow Confesses… in a list she wrote on a note pad she was given for Christmas”