Paperback Holdup!

Oh dear!  After last week’s boasting of my books coming out in paperback next week I am having to eat my words.  Amazon just cannot, will not accept my book covers.  I have contacted them and they agreed “as a one-off gesture” to help me with the cover upload for Singles, Set and Match. (They ignored my plea for help with Singles and Spice.)

They sent me a version of my cover in their template to upload.  Now, I need to point out here that I had already been using their template, or rather lovely Lisa Morena of Vanilla Gecko … Read the rest »

Paperback Writer!

Good morning! I am trying to stay upbeat and positive today in spite of the weather.  Now, oddly for someone who’s lived so much of her life in hot climates, I don’t like very hot weather.  But I’m getting a bit tired of putting the heating on in the second week of June!  But the house has felt so damp and cool the last few nights that I’ve had no option.  I’ve been doing the hokey cokey with the washing.  It’s been in – out – in – out because of the sudden downpours and so shaken all about with … Read the rest »

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  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07S3WGLX2/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Singles+Set+and+Match&qid=1558421691&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

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 »

Three Great Announcements!

It’s a very exciting time!!

Announcement Number One…..drumroll…….:

Stanley Grimshaw is at the Bridewell.

This week my play Stanley Grimshaw Has Left The Building is being staged by Melabeau Productions in the Lunchbox slot at the Bridewell Theatre, London EC4.  How good is that?  We are all buzzing about it and if you’re in London at lunchtime please bring your sandwiches or sushi and come and have a laugh at our one-act black comedy. Tickets available on the door at the moment or ring the theatre box office – 020 7353 3331 or online – www.sbf.org.uk

Announcement Number Two…..another drumroll….. … Read the rest »

Wanna Be My Friend, Janet?

Janet Street-Porter is a Marmite celebrity; with her forthright views, distinctive, quirky look and abhorence of being hugged by anyone outside her immediate circle, you love her or you can’t stand her.  I fall into the former category.  I admire her for being herself and telling it as it is and I tend to only watch Loose Women when she’s on the panel.

Janet Street-Porter

Janet comes across as a strong woman with a large circle of friends so I was a bit surprised to find out that she’s admitted to being lonely.  Apparently a couple of months ago she … Read the rest »