“Make me beautiful, make me beautiful,” she begged.

Ella had come to terms with her ugliness – almost. Behind the twisted, deformed lips, buckled nose, slight squint and straggly hair lay the bone structure of a beautiful woman. It’s just that no one could see it. No one … Continue reading

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A change is as good as a rest – to cite a cliché

I’ve decided it’s time to make some changes. Firstly, my fingers are crossed that agents will respond well to my pitch for a new thriller, with a new character. Title is ‘Or Else She Dies’. The lead character is Harry … Continue reading

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Bodyswitch is coming. One day to go. Watch this space!

Bodyswitch is coming. One day to go. Watch this space. http://ow.ly/i/6U6xX

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Can beta readers be as good as editors?

It’s probably a given that the majority of authors can only go so far editing their own work. It’s partly a question of being too close to the page and the story but even if you put the MS away … Continue reading

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When you’re dead you’re dead – or are you?

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Graveyards are strange places, alternately scary, peaceful, depressing, uplifting and full of dead people. I’ve been to a few funerals, mainly Irish Catholic burials with all the pomp and ceremony and the wake. It’s one thing the Irish do well. … Continue reading

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