Category Archives: Contemporary Women’s Fiction

Four stars over five?

This was the four star review of Terrible With Raisins posted by Anne Williams in 2016. I value these reviews  because they are completely unbiased. Five stars boost the ego but four stars tell you more about the reader and … Continue reading

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Putting out The Ritz

When I was writing an early draft of JIGSAW ISLAND, I wanted Annie to meet her friend Shona in a setting that highlighted the difference between them. Annie had just come off the bus from Glasgow so looked a wreck … Continue reading

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Guest Writer Margaret Barnes

Margaret and I met at a ‘Writers Hub’ in Exeter two years ago and found we had enough in common to stay in touch and become friends. I’m delighted to welcome her as a guest writer today. Margaret, please would … Continue reading

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Guest Writer Elizabeth Ducie

Elizabeth and I have known one another for four years through membership of Exeter Writers. She is a constant source of amazement to me with her boundless enthusiasm for writing and stamina enough for three in all the writing and … Continue reading

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Guest Writer Kathryn Gauci

Kathryn and I have come to know one another through various writers’ groups on Facebook. I was immediately attracted to her work by her interest in Greece and by the beautiful images of textiles and historical fashion and artefacts that … Continue reading

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TERRIBLE WITH RAISINS…

“… there was something, something pretty terrible… Not just plain terrible. This was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it…” – Dorothy Parker (on turning fifty), The Middle or Blue Period. I thought TERRIBLE WITH RAISINS would be … Continue reading

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Guest Writer Gilli Allan

Gilli and I know one another from various writers’ Facebook pages and are Facebook friends. As a result, I have known, vicariously, of a few of her personal ups and downs as I’m sure she has mine – what I … Continue reading

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