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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.

My One True North is $1.99 throughout September in the US

My One True North is $1.99 throughout September in the US

My One True North, throughout the whole of September is only $1.99 for Kindles in the US. So if you know anyone who would benefit from this price drop, please would you tell them about it. It's a lot of book for the money and it's the first time it's been at bargain...

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THUNDER the Wonder Dog!

THUNDER the Wonder Dog!

An old school friend of mine, Adrian, has written a book and the proceeds will help fund his four amazing dogs who do such a sterling job in the community. The book is really well put together, great illustrations and it's a lovely story featuring probably...

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I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day!

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day!

My new novel 'I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day' will be out on October 29th. We have no idea what we are doing about signings yet, so please check the appearances page nearer the time. But I will be doing some gift parcels for Christmas - more on...

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Little Escapes

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

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)

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 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

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

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

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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