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Agenthood and Submissionville · 4d ago

Naked Chance

I'm head down in The Taxi Ride, the current name for the first draft of my next novel which I wouldn't embed too firmly in your consciousness as it will last oh, anything from a week to a mo...
Agenthood and Submissionville · 1M ago

Entering a New World

The fear of the return of cancer is a most unwelcome, uninvited guest for anyone who's stared down this heinous disease in the past. Nonetheless, over the last three years since diagnosis, I've taken solace in the fact that my cancer, of the grade th...
Agenthood and Submissionville · 3M ago

The Lost Edit

I'm not prone to losing things – words perhaps, marbles certainly, but not actual 'things'. I'm far too obsessed with time wasting to be able to cope with 'looking'. Tick, tock, that clock goes, tick tock, another few seconds of valuable life spent i...
Agenthood and Submissionville · 3M ago

'Free' Books

I'm not sure how I feel about books being 'bought' for free, zilch, gratis on Amazon (or anywhere). I feel for the authors who have put their heart, soul and billions of hours into writing the book in the first place, not to mention into finding a pu...
Agenthood and Submissionville · 3M ago

Phone in the Back

I'm not an evangelical do-gooder. I don't think my way is the only way to live. I don't even think my way is the best way to live (although it works for me).But there is something I want to ...
Agenthood and Submissionville · 4M ago

The One-in-a-Million Boy

Come join us!  Because I should be writing (my September deadline for the first draft of my next novel is steaming towards us), editing (a wonderful 50,000 word project) and preparing for th...
Agenthood and Submissionville · 4M ago

Chatting

I'm over at Chat About Books today, chatting with the lovely Kerry Parsons about books and stuff: character names, new endings and why I'll be inviting Kizzy from The Diddakoi for a coffee s...
Agenthood and Submissionville · 4M ago

Holey socks!

If I've been a little quiet of late, it's because I've been somewhat distracted by my sock drawer.No, really.  I read this book. I read it because I thought it was time I read some non-fiction again, of the self-help variety, as I hadn't reviewed any...
Agenthood and Submissionville · 5M ago

Moving On

Exactly five years ago, at the beginning of January 2012, I submitted my first book reviews to Chase Magazine. I'd toiled for ridiculously many hours over them, I always over-prep when I'm n...
Agenthood and Submissionville · 6M ago

The Bottom of the Swimming Pool

I had a letter in the post today from Louise Goldsmith, a 21 year old who spoke so eloquently and soulfully it pulled at my heart. I don't know Louise but I can relate to her story. She has ...