Main News

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 WINNER OF THE SPONGE CAKE IS…

...JAYNE FEATHERSTONE.  I have contacted Jayne and the cake will be on its way to her this week. But if you can't be bothered baking and it's someone's birthday or other special occasion - or you just fancy cake...then don't.  Buy a cake from Sponge. They come...

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COMP ENDED – THE SPONGE CAKE HAS BEEN WON

I am doing Atkins, which is a bugger when you have a birthday.  So... our friends at Sponge thought that YOU might be able to eat my cake for me. Sponge is a fantastic site - the cakes are MASSIVE and squidgy and creamy... and delivered fresh as a fresh big squidgy...

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My Trusty Sunflower Oil- 50% off!

The competition from My Trusty has ended and Jayne Townend is the lucky winner of the sunflower face and body oil. I can't tell you have lovely this face and body oil is.  I use it every morning and evening and it lasts for ages! But My Trusty have very kindly given...

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THE WINNER OF THE FACING THE BLANK PAGE IS…

What a joy it was reading all your entries for the competition to give me the first line of the novel you'd write.  There were so many good ones, but Deborah Snowden's just shone that little bit brighter in my shortlist.  But I thought you'd like to see Deborah's and...

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SUNFLOWER BONKERS COMPETITION WEEK

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. I had some brilliant news this week.  My Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe was the 12th most borrowed book in UK libraries last year. There were only 3 women in the top 20 - Paula Hawkins and Harper Lee (I can live with that company)...

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MY GREAT BIG YORKSHIRE LAUNCH

Even though the hardback will be coming out on March 9th, it won't be available in shops, only via Amazon and borrowed from libraries, of course.  So we are having the launch the day after the paperback officially hits the bookshelves.  It's out on Star Wars day (May...

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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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