Tag Archives: The Paradise Trees

Titles and covers and – new book!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the problems of finding names for one’s children and pets. Once in place, however, christian names at least generally last their owners a lifetime, and as fashions come and go it’s often … Continue reading

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One year on… if only they could talk!

It’s been a whole year since The Paradise Trees came out. September 1st 2013 was the day, so a very happy birthday to my first book! Most parents will agree, the first child is a bit of an experiment when … Continue reading

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Paradise in Yorkshire?

Things aren’t always what they seem… As well as my published novels, over the years I’ve had over fifty articles and short stories published in magazines. One thing that’s very important to me when I’m writing is location. I’ve rarely … Continue reading

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I don’t believe it!!!

It was a real Victor Meldrew moment. The first of two, actually. There I was in Switzerland a couple of months ago, rooted to the spot in our nearest big-town washing machine retailer, eyes popping and mouth hanging open… But … Continue reading

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Find a publisher, move to a new flat…

Written your book? Need a new home? Here’s what (not) to do… One sage piece of advice handed down through generations is ‘Never move house while you’re pregnant.’ Really, it’s only common sense. I avoided it myself both times. From … Continue reading

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