Turrets and inner-city apartment living

I’ve got a serious addiction and it’s not cheap to service. I’m not addicted to shoes, handbags, or expensive make-up (well not much), botox or surgery (don’t believe in that stuff), designer clothes or holidays (not really). I’m addicted to houses. I’m not some slum landlord, or mega-rich property mogul, nor do I own any … Continue reading Turrets and inner-city apartment living

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All Fall Down, and down, and down

How do you ever cut out all the distractions of this world, and find the serenity and peace to be able to write? I had this conversation with a friend recently; I was told, in no uncertain terms, that I must simply be stronger and block out the distractions, not let people, things, situations get … Continue reading All Fall Down, and down, and down

Enchanted April, enchanted life

When I woke up this morning, the first thing I did, instead of reading the news on my phone and setting myself up for a day of deep politically engaged depression, was to pick up my copy of Elizabeth Von Arnim's beautiful novel The Enchanted April. I lay in bed and read and read, in … Continue reading Enchanted April, enchanted life

Launch, launch, launch & a FREEBIE

It's launch time, or shall I say relaunch time. Over the next few days, I will be planning and orchestrating the launch of one my favourite novels After Rafaela, a novel I wrote back in 2010. After Rafaela is an important story to me. It's about grief and growing older and the innocence of teenage … Continue reading Launch, launch, launch & a FREEBIE