The Day That Kept On Giving

Tuesday 21st May 2019 was a day to remember.

First of all, it was the cover reveal for my latest book Singles, Set and Match – and………….drumroll……….. HERE IT IS!!  Ta – daaaa!

It’s out on 1st July but it’s available to pre-order now on Kindle

At the moment it’s with an army of book bloggers who have kindly agreed to take part in my blog tour, which has been organised by the fabulous Rachel Gilbey (and who I’ve driven nuts!).  And that’s exciting and frightening at the same time.  Eeek!  Crossing all fingers and toes they’ll like it.  … Read the rest »

Plot Twist!

I was hoping – convinced rather – that this post would be full of joy and happiness, telling you how the sale of Avocado Cottage was going through and that shortly I’d be grabbing the cash and moving onto the next stage of my life’s journey.

But it hasn’t worked out like that…

The buyers have disappeared.  Yes, quite literally.  Here’s what happened:  Angele, the buyer, an Antiguan who lives in Canada, said they’d be in Antigua in June to go ahead with the sale.  I asked if she could be sending details so that my solicitor could be getting … Read the rest »


Wow!  Audience reaction and feedback to Singles’ Holiday has been so positive.  Especially as much of it has come from industry professionals like Anna Scher MBE and Charles Verrell, who were in the audience last night.  I could not be happier – well, unless we were opening in the West End, of course! 🙂  (Universe, are you listening?)

Here are some of the comments:

“It was bloody brilliant Elaine.   I really enjoyed watching.  Had me gripped in parts, belly laughing in others and one of your scenes with Melv even brought a tear to my eye. It was a joy … Read the rest »

Wonderful Women and will.i.wish

I was so pleased and proud to hear that my dear friend Julie Carter had been nominated for a Community Award by Thurrock Council and then thrilled and delighted to find out that she had won!  Julie truly deserves this.  She has brought so much to the borough over the years with her fab performing arts school, Tip Toe, and her pre-school Scallywags.  Her commitment to children and young people is second to none and in an age where so many young people hang about doing nothing, claiming they’re bored and getting into trouble, she offers them other options.  Julie … Read the rest »

Anna’s Actors

On Tuesday night I was so thrilled to see a group of my mates from the Anna Scher Theatre come along to the Vaudeville Theatre in the Strand to watch the Ladykillers.  Every single one of them is a talented actor in their own right and I very much appreciated their support, especially as my role is small.  Although it’s said that there are no small roles only small actors!!

But this is the ethos that Anna Scher has always instilled into her students – to support each other.  When the Daughter attended AST as a child, they were always … Read the rest »

Disappointing Weather and Meeting Good Friends

It was really disappointing this morning when I opened the blinds to find there hadn’t been the promised overnight snowfall.  I’d envisaged sitting writing by the window, warm and cosy next to the radiator while a white, winter wonderland lay before me through the glass.  Not so!  There was just the thinnest dusting of snow on a couple of the cars which has since disappeared as the sun’s come out – even though it’s very cold.  And to think my friend M and I cancelled our lunchdate at Bluewater because we’d both believed the weatherman!  Never mind, we’ve rescheduled for … Read the rest »