September 4, 2016

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The Forgotten was a 2004 movie starring Julianne Moore and is described as a science fiction psychological thriller drama.

The film’s plot revolves around a woman who loses a son in a plane crash, then wakes one morning to be told that she never had a son, even though she can clearly remember him. (more…)

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Hello, I love you…

June 9, 2016

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I’ve apologised before, and I am sure I will apologise again… so sorry, Blog, but I know you will forgive my absence. I just had to share… (more…)

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The definition of happiness

June 14, 2014

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Stories and dreams are what make my world turn.

Sitting here today in a beautiful old house in Maldon – at a table with four other laptops clacking away, the winter sun filtering through naked branches – I was ruminating on the definition of happiness.

Happiness as a 4 year old
listening to my father read me a story.

Happiness as a 10 year old
thinking fame would bring me happiness, imagining an abundance of wealth.

Happiness as a 14 year old
sleepovers at my best friend’s house, telling stories through the night.

Happiness in my 20s
romance and marriage and dreaming of the future

Happiness in my 30s
motherhood and the hopes and dreams for our children

Happiness in my 40s
a career that celebrates writing

Happiness now
listening to a friend read me a story.


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Okay world

June 6, 2014

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I was so rusty with my blogging skills that it took me a while to crank things up. When I got to my stats page I realised that the world keeps turning – while I’ve been ignoring my poor blog, people have still been dropping by, like visitors visiting when you’re not at home. It doesn’t matter if you never find out, but if you do there’s the disappointment of missing out on engaging with someone, the chance of connecting if only for a brief moment. So I do hope someone drops in again. I promise to be home…


Love notes from Vinegar House

May 6, 2012

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Love Notes from Vinegar House   Well, poor blog, what with working full time and writing and studying part time, something had to give and I guess it was you. (more…)


Titanic – without that sinking feeling

March 28, 2012

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I am going to confess right up front that Sue Lawson is a friend of mine. Let’s get that clear. But what you also need to know – in case you haven’t found out already – is that Sue Lawson is a great YA author and she has done it again. (more…)

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Salem’s Lot – the beginning of the beginning

January 16, 2012

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My next YA book is due for release in May and contains a suggestion of ghostly elements. There was a trace of ghostliness in my last book Six and I’ve been wondering how this element has snuck into my writing. (more…)


And so that was Christmas

December 27, 2011

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I hope you had fun. Days leading up to my Christmas were filled with catching up with friends, deadlines at work but mainly working hard on getting my next book to line edit. (more…)


Pan’s Whisper by Sue Lawson…

December 7, 2011

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has its official launch on Friday 9th December. Hmmm, think I may have mentioned November in an earlier post. Sorry about that!

Pan’s Whisper is a story about accepting the past and moving on, when what you want is to wake up and find it was all a bad dream. Honest. Gripping. Inspiring. (more…)

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Six goes to school

November 28, 2011

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I was excited to hear that Six will be hanging out with the Year 9 students at Emmaus College next year.  Six is currently being reprinted for anyone unable to find a copy in store. It is published by black dog books, an imprint of Walker. Six good reasons for Emmaus Students to read Six. (more…)

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