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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 5: Toy Soldiers

Welcome back to Touchstone Tuesdays. My attempt to blog consistently by writing about the objects I treasure and that I keep around me in my writing hut. Today: my Toy Soldiers It will probably not surprise my readers to learn … 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 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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FIRE! New Novel published in UK today!

LONDON 1666… AND THE DEVIL MUST HAVE HIS DUE Hallo all! So sorry I’ve been missing so long. Shakespeare has sucked away all my time for so many weeks. But now I can announce that my new novel FIRE has … Continue reading

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Shakespeare 400: My month of living Shakespeareanly

It’s nearly here. April 23rd will be the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.   And that day is one in my month of living Shakespeareanly. (OK, I know its not a word. But he made up so many, aren’t … Continue reading

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