Category: Books

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Book Review – Unconditional

“You’re never too old, too sick, too poor, too anything to find joy. I find it every day with my Chloe.” The words of wheelchair-bound Waymon Simmons of his 9 year old Pekingese with...

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Blue Cross Backs ‘Saving Maya’

It’s been a busy week, mostly spent hammering out words for my self-imposed month-long NaNoWriMo challenge. It’s not going well, which doesn’t surprise me as it’s a complete reverse way of writing to how...

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9 Questions For Red and Howling

I’ve been a big fan of renowned cartoonist Amy Luwis and her Red and Howling  creations for a few years. Her unique blend of eye-catching images of animals and odd humans, coupled with humourous,...

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Saving Maya in The Curve

Saturday I visited The Curve, Slough’s new library and cultural centre. Opened earlier this month, I was delighted – and rather honoured – to take part in the Centre’s first author-event. Annabel Wilson and...

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Creativity’s a Funny Thing

Creativity’s a funny thing when we reflect on how something, a book in my case, takes shape. For me as a writer it’s an insular process that just kind of happens. I’ve never thought...

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Early Reviews

Early reviews of Saving Maya  are coming in and so far they’re reflecting what we’d hoped readers would take from the book. There’s a powerful message running throughout it, that confining dogs to lives...