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TOUCHSTONE TUESDAYS 7: The Make Up Box

Hello All! And sorry for the week’s delay. I got a touch distracted by my mad decision to both direct and act in ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ on Salt Spring Island, where I live. We opened last week – went … Continue reading

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TOUCHSTONE TUESDAYS 6: He Who Lives By The Sword!

If Toy Soldiers were my youthful passion (Read ‘Touchstone Tuesday 5’, below), the sword is my lifetime one. My mother always said she felt that I was born with a sword in my hand – which must have been rather … Continue reading

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TOUCHSTONE TUESDAY: The Walls of Constantinople

There are touchstones you find, like my sea shell. There are those you make, like the sling shot. Those you buy, like the shepherd’s crook. And then there are those that are used to attack you. Welcome again, to Touchstone … Continue reading

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TOUCHSTONE TUESDAY: The Shepherd’s Crook

Welcome again to ‘Touchstone Tuesday’. When I started writing this series, I thought it was a useful way of focusing on task: to blog consistently. All advice manuals tell you that regularity is the key. Yet in sitting down and … Continue reading

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TOUCHSTONE TUESDAY No. 2: The Shell

In which the author rambles on about the objects – touchstones  – that surround him in his writing hut. Of the many touchstones I will write about on TOUCHSTONE TUESDAYS this one would definitely make Top Five in ‘Things I … Continue reading

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TOUCHSTONE TUESDAYS No. 1: A writer finds inspiration in objects

Hello, my long-suffering followers. And welcome any lured by my tags. The newcomers will learn from those who’ve suffered – I am an inconsistent blogger. I have promised to be better, to post at least once a week. I’ve barely … Continue reading

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Delivering the Dragon

Yesterday was one of those red letter days. I delivered a dragon. This might need some explanation! Five years ago my last young adult novel ‘The Hunt of the Unicorn‘ was published – the tale of Alice-Elayne, a 21st century … Continue reading

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