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Here you’ll find all the latest news about my books, appearances and anything else I can think of. If you’re looking for competitions and results you’ll find them on my Facebook page. You’ll find a concise list of upcoming appearances here and of course, you can always sign up to my monthly(ish) newsletter here.

BARRY HINES STATUE PROJECT

Hi folks.  If you don't know the name 'Barry Hines' who is one of Barnsley's most famous sons... then one word 'Kes'.  I can see your eyes light up with recognition. Barry was a terrific writer - and an inspirational teacher.  He wrote some amazing works, Kestrel for...

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COMP NOW CLOSED!…WIN A HAMPER FOR YOUR MAM

How could we not hold a competition for Mother's Day.  And this one is a beauty. Regency Hampers and I have teamed up to bring you this special hamper for the special woman you want to celebrate on Mother's Day.  That could be your mum, or someone you think of as...

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Getting the Map on your Kindle

People with the Perfectly Imperfect Woman on Kindle... if the map hasn't downloaded... try this. Go to Amazon on your computer. Press 'Your Account' - top right. Scroll down to Manager Your Content and Devices. Select Perfectly Imperfect Woman by ticking the 1st of...

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Yearly Barnardo Call out

Every year in the town we try and get some help for the Barnardo's Family Centre kids at Priory Campus.  Hard to imagine that some kids won't get hardly any presents unless Santa gets a helping hand.  We need 200 (new - not used) presents for kids 0-18 (don't forget...

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Yorkshire Christmas Gift Sets for sale!

I have Christmas parcels for sale!  £20 - delivered (UK only) In it, you'll get: a signed book (one of mine... obvs) with twiddly bits and ribbon bookmark pen Christmas stocking stuffed with chocolates YORKSHIRE DICTIONARY TEA TOWEL Christmas tree decoration Gift card...

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The 3rd Christmas Cracker Event!

There will be yet another Christmas Cracker evening event up at the beautiful White Heart in Penistone on Wednesday 29th November - details to be finalised.  It's  £26.95 per head.  This will include a slap up dinner and first class, festive entertainment in the shape...

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UPDATE: Want to be a Character in my New Book for Charity?

UPDATE  (ORIGINAL STORY BELOW) The auction raised £600 for Eddie - the funds have been transferred to his owner's account and his treatment has commenced.  THE LINK IS STILL LIVE ABOVE HIS PHOTO IF YOU WISH TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE FUND. Sometimes there comes along a...

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Authors for Grenfell – online auction

A lot of authors have donated books and other authority things to raise money for the Grenfell Tower victims.  I have 2 lots up for auction. The first is a Queen of Wishful Thinking goody bag - a signed book, chocolate, a crown, all sorts of bits and pieces PLUS a...

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A Facebook Live Event

There will be a Facebook Live event on Thursday June 1st at 8pm - 9pm where I will be answering questions on my Book Page.  I'll be answering the questions I didn't get around to last time and doing a reading and drawing the raffle winners for the G & T PURA lip scrub...

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