Category Archives: writing

Turns out, I’m no Jackie Collins! Who knew?

The results of the Ann Summers Erotic Fiction Writing Competition were announced yesterday, and my name wasn’t amongst them. Having read through the winning stories, I can see what lead the judges to make their final decision. They present as articulate, … Continue reading

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One Word Anthology

One Word Anthology is the latest book I’ve selected to review for Alfie Dog Fiction, and it’s just as it says on the tin: stories and poems inspired by a one word theme. The collection has 38 stories (which I … Continue reading

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Start As You Mean To Go On

Remember me telling you about the competition in which I was recently shortlisted? The results were announced this week, and guess what? I didn’t win. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed, but I’m also gratified to have … Continue reading

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Deluded or aspirational? You decide.

Now that the decorations have been cleared away and the festive season is yet another memory in the catalogue of Christmases past, our thoughts turn to the coming year and what we hope to achieve. As I’ve already said, I … Continue reading

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Out with the old, in with the new!

My blog updates have been neglected of late, so may I apologise to those of you who take the trouble to visit my site on a regular basis. The only explanation I can offer is the festive season: the chaotic … Continue reading

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Papering Over the Cracks

We’ve been doing a lot of decorating lately in our house, over recent months, and have now volunteered our services to my mum to redecorate her lounge. What I’ve taken from this extended period of physical labour is that doing … Continue reading

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3am and Wide Awake

by Sarah England A thriller, or horror, story is not at the top of my list when it comes to reading matter, as it typifies, for me, a precursor to relentless nightmares and escorted trips to the loo in the … Continue reading

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Danish Crime – Manchester Literature Festival

Last Monday, my husband and I – can’t help but come over all regal whenever I hear that phrase – attended the first of this year’s events at the Manchester Literature Festival. This was Danish Crime featuring ‘two of Denmark’s … Continue reading

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Determination is the key!

Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the start of my blog and it passed without ceremony or celebration – with the exception of an anniversary notice from WordPress, that is. Not that I expected anything different. When I decided to … Continue reading

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Thrice Upon A Time

Thrice Upon A Time is not only the title of this compilation of eighteen fairy tales specially reimagined for adults, but the first story in this collection. Published by Alfie Dog Fiction and featuring an eclectic group of authors, the stories … Continue reading

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