Main News

This is the place where you’ll find all the latest news about my books, appearances and anything else I can think of.  You’ll find a concise list of upcoming appearances here and of course, you can always sign up to my monthly newsletter here.

Little Escapes

My Weekly have made a book of lots of short stories featured in their magazine.  It's called Little Escapes and it's full of shorties from authors such as Jane Corry, Helen Lederer, Adele Parks, Cathy Bramley. Two of my stories are in it. And I got my name in big...

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Free Bookmark & Signed Book Plate for My One True North

Do you want to buy the paperback for My One True North but would have liked it signed?  If you send me an SAE, I will pop a bookmark and a signed bookplate (please specify if you want someone's name on this which is a sticker to put inside the book) in the post for...

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The winner of the book is JACKIE TOWERS (comp now finished)

This has been drawn - thank you for entering and the book will be on its way to Jackie as soon as she sends her address. #NationalNorthernAuthorsDay is officially now on 1st July every year. We thought it would be nice to showcase people whose writing has a connection...

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My One True North USA

My One True North is currently available in the USA, ebook only, Amazon.com. I love the American covers, but they do like the backs of people... I wonder what the reasoning behind that is 🙂 x

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The Romantic Association Novelist Diamond Anniversary

Monday 2nd March saw me getting the Outstanding Achievement award at a star-studded London party in London. I got the news that I was to be awarded this when I was at a terribly low ebb following my father's death - then my godfather's three weeks' later....

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SIGNED MOTHER’S DAY HARDBACKS

I've had so many requests for signed books that I've decided to send them out to people who can't get to a book shop although signed copies are available in Waitrose, Waterstones Meadowhall and the Book Vault in Barnsley town centre. For yourself or Mother's Day! They...

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Mother’s Day Poetry and Lara Cliffe combo

How about a Lara Cliffe book and a Cat-Shaped Space poetry book combo for a Mother's Day present? (UK only).  The poetry book does contain a couple of mum-related poems so it's all relevant! Both will be signed and come with floral rose petals, bookmarks and a lucky...

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Personalise a One True North (UK only)

Do you want to buy the paperback for My One True North but would have liked it signed?  If you send me an SAE, I will pop a bookmark, a signed bookplate (please specify if you want someone's name on this which is a sticker to put inside the book) and a signed by...

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The Launch of A Cat-Shaped Space

The day is finally here when I can say that the book is OUT now and available to buy from my website or at any of my events. All the books are signed (special dedications on request) and come with a specially themed bookmark and in a sealed bag with a...

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A FEBRUARY NOVELLA for QUICKREADS

Here is my big news - I have a novella out on February 20th next year as part of the QuickReads, Reading Agency project which has had the breath of life blown into it by Jojo Moyes who rescued this wonderful worthwhile project from death last year.  The...

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