Tag Archives: Inspiration

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 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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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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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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