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Dog Rules…or rather The Dog Rules

  If my dog were a child, I would be judged a particularly poor parent. Before the words ‘dog training’ form on your lips, I would just like to say, in terms of man hours, if not academic ability, I could have trained as both a doctor and a lawyer in the time I have spent in dog training classes and squealing like the most interesting person that you JUST have to run back to on the hill. When the kids were young, I probably qualified as one of the strictest parents on the block. … Read More...

Ten Things Kerry Fisher Wants You to Know About Her…

Yes, this was actually the title of a feature I had to write for Female First. It probably loosely translated for readers as 'Stuff I could have easily lived without knowing' or 'Why would I want to know anything about Kerry Fisher?' But just in case you're done with Twitter and there's nothing on telly…knock yourself out on the most trivial of trivia...   I’m eternally dissatisfied. When I started writing, I just wanted to get published. I imagined that I would flop down in an … Read More...

Welcoming a true star…Jo Bartlett

I'm delighted to welcome Jo Bartlett onto my blog today to talk about the inspiration behind her new book, Among A Thousand Stars - out on 17 June 2015. You know one of those hectic Monday mornings when you catch sight of yourself magnified in the rear view mirror of your car and realise your roots need doing but you’ve only got time to colour-in the grey with a mascara wand? Or maybe that’s just me… Either way, I suspect we’ve all had times when we wonder how our lives have turned out to be … Read More...

Welcoming Helen J Rolfe to my blog

Today I'm welcoming Helen J Rolfe to my blog to talk about her debut novel, The Friendship Tree, out on Tuesday 24 February. A big hello to Helen! Tell us a bit about yourself I write contemporary women’s fiction and The Friendship Tree will be my first published novel. I have the classic ‘bottom drawer’ novel, which was my first attempt, and I feel as though I’ve come a long way since that one was written! I live in Bath, UK with my husband and two children where we live in utter chaos … Read More...

The summer of letting go…

For the parents whose children are starting school this week, there comes the swift realisation that during school time, at least, they are no longer in control. For me, after five years of banging on about eating cucumber, sharing the Playmobil ambulance nicely and not jabbing people in the eye with a pencil, it came as a bit of a shock that I couldn’t directly influence what happened between nine and three-thirty any more. In short, I had to ‘let go’. Ten years later, I’m discovering that … Read More...