Free library talk/readings

I’m giving a short talk and reading some of my stories at the library in Lee-on-the-Solent on 6th June. If you’re in the area and free then, maybe I’ll see you there?

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New addition to the family!

Yes, I do mean edition and not addition. The only new people I’ve brought into the world are story characters. I don’t know how many I’ve created but it’s definitely more than a thousand as I’ve written more stories than that and each of them has at least one character.

Family Feeling is my latest book release and it’s currently reduced to

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Spring break

Happy Easter to those who celebrate this holiday and happy spring to everyone. The weather is so lovely here I’m spending most of the long weekend in the garden. I love it all year round, but especially so in the spring.

I may get some writing done. Working in the garden often helps with my creativity. Either way, I’ll definitely be reading. My kindle is choice full of interesting sounding books by writing friends, many of them downloaded at bargain prices! I do like a book bargain.

If you’d like some cheery holiday reading

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Paint Me A Picture by Patsy Collins

A review for my novel Paint Me A Picture.

Bookworm

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I’ve read a few short story collections by Patsy Collins that I enjoyed. At the end of one was an extract for this book which hooked my attention. I finally got around to reading it, I managed to get a copy from my local library. But you can buy it on Amazon in ebook or physical book format.

Synopsis from GoodReads

“Mavis Forthright carefully planned her jump from Portsmouth’s Round Tower. She’s existed for over five decades. Lived hardly at all. Will end her misery with a few second’s fall into the cold sea. Except she’s not quite ready to die. A half day’s delay to try a bacon sandwich from the cafe won’t matter. Mother’s no longer there to disapprove.

She delays another day to lend Janice a book. Then a week to use her new paints. A month. Until the end of term. Mavis makes new plans; to…

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