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A new and exciting writing project by nine northern authors

Working as a writer and editor means working alone a lot of the time, and to be honest, as an introvert this is something I enjoy. Some mornings, there’s nothing better than knowing you don’t have to talk to anyone but your dog, and my poor dog never seems bored of listening to me :)…… Continue reading A new and exciting writing project by nine northern authors

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Where do stories come from? The magic of writer inspiration.

It’s time for another Round Robin, where a group of authors each post on the same topic on the same day (but not necessarily the same time zone :) ) This week’s topic has been chosen by author Rhobin Courtright… Where do stories come from? I’ve always found it fascinating how we can imagine whole…… Continue reading Where do stories come from? The magic of writer inspiration.

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9 brilliant books by Irish writers

People often say the Irish are the best story-tellers in the world, but coming from an Irish family myself, it wouldn’t be fair to me to comment! There are very many Irish authors I love, and considering Ireland is such a small island, there do seem to be an extraordinary amount of brilliant books and…… Continue reading 9 brilliant books by Irish writers

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Terror on Sunshine Boulevard: murder, mystery and a book #giveaway!

American author JQ Rose and I have been online friends for years (…and soon to meet in real life!!) I interviewed JQ Rose in the very early days of my blog (interview here) and we had a great time. There were lots of brilliant comments and I got to find out so much about Mackinac…… Continue reading Terror on Sunshine Boulevard: murder, mystery and a book #giveaway!

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Struggle and suffrage: celebrating 100 years since the first women gained the vote

Centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 6th February 2018 marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, when all women over the age of 30 who met certain property restrictions were granted the vote for the first time. The Act also gave the right to vote to all men over…… Continue reading Struggle and suffrage: celebrating 100 years since the first women gained the vote