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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.

The Barn on Half Moon Hill – update

You may remember that I wrote a short story to raise money for Claire Throssell - the link to it is here.  And you're probably wondering how it's done, because I did promise to let everyone know.  It was only out for a month before the half-yearly royalty period...

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On your Bike Girls! – a fundraiser for Claire Throssell

On August 20th, Isabelle (10) and Bethany (12) Harris are cycling 20 miles to raise money for Claire Throssell and there will be a buffet waiting for them at the Outpost pub on Sheffield Road from 1.30pm onwards (so if you want to welcome them in with a sausage...

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Yorkshire Day in Central London!

On Monday, renowned landscape artist - and great friend of mine - Ashley Jackson will be travelling down to London in his own personally named carriage on Grand Central trains (there's posh) AND HE'S TAKING ME WITH HIM.  He thought it would be a grand idea to...

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An Audience With…

Next week I'll be doing something very different... 'an audience with' at Birdwell Academy.  It's not scripted, I'm not preparing anything - though I might carry a few poems in my pocket just in case of tumbleweed silences. I don't know what Christa will ask me but...

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Signed Wildflower Gift Package

I have special Wildflower Cottage gift sets available for a limited period.  These include: a signed book a bookmark a pen a keyring a gorgeous jute shopping bag a teatowel a post-it notebook chocs and themed twiddly bit treats Love-in-a-Mist seeds The price of this...

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The story behind the story of Barn on Half Moon Hill

I was one of the many who heard about a fire in Penistone in October of 2014.  A man and his two sons caught in a house fire.  The man and the youngest son Paul, aged 9 didn't make it but the elder son Jack, aged 12 was clinging onto life, despite sustaining burns to...

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MY TRUSTY 50% OFF

The lovely people at My Trusty sunflower products are giving all my readers at special offer, 50% products on their site until the end of June!  Just email the company at sunflowercream@salisbury.nhs.uk, writing down what you'd like, leave a telephone number and...

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Guess What Happened to Me This Week!!!!

Just in case you haven't heard, which is impossible seeing as I've been shouting it from rooftops since Monday night, I won the RomCom of 2016 RoNA (like a BAFTA for novelists) award for Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe (currently half price!).  I've  also crashed...

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March 31st White Heart Tea for ‘Ladies’ !

SORRY FOLKS THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL! In conjunction with The Eve Appeal, an amazing charity dealing with all aspects of women's gynaecological cancer, I am holding a Ladies (late) Afternoon Tea at the White Heart in Penistone on 31st March at 6pm for a 6.30pm start...

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Afternoon Tea up for RomCom of the Year

I am delighted to announce that (ahem!) one of my books has been nominated for the Romantic Comedy of the Year... this time,  Afternoon Tea the Sunflower Cafe... which means I get to swank about in a nice frock. stay the night in a gorgeous hotel, drink fizz and chew...

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