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20th June 2017 : On the Blog - The Nice Thing About Research - a Trip to Nassau

19th June 2017 : Thank you to Taw River Show Jumping & Oakfield Showing for the wonderful horse show at Coxleigh Barton Equestrian Centre yesterday to raise funds for the Exmoor Pony Centre. Thank you to our fantastic judges, stewards, helpers,  the photographer, the catering van, all our sponsors and to the competitors  ... the day was a bit hot but I think we all had a good day!
Me and the Reserve Reserve Exmoor Pony Champion!

TAw River Show Jumping - and our Exmoor champion
Thank you to our judges and stewards!
(photos courtesy Gilly Davidson & Barnstaple Equestrian Supplies

14th June 2017 : TWO covers nominated for a Finalist Award -  Indie Brag has nominated Sea Witch (no voting yet - I'll tell you when...)

and 1066 Turned Upside Down for the RONE cover finalistt

well done to designer Cathy Helms!

13th June 2017 Tuesday Talk: my guest Cryssa Bazos talks about a Highwayman (the pirates of the road) and her wonderful new novel

6th June 2017 My Blog Guest: 'Writing fiction - well, how hard can it be?' by Sheila Williams

1st June 2017 Jesamiah Acorne follow the adventure ... in Italian!

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* 29th May 2017 
Remember those typo molehills - I take a look at how (through deliberate nastiness) they became typo mountains

* 23rd May 2017
My Tuesday Talk Blog Guest : New author David Barker talks about 'The Fame Game' and his debut novel. 

* 22nd May 2017
On the Amberley Press Blog 
I talk about writing Pirates: Truth and Tales (and note before anyone spots it: the publisher changed the title at the last minute from Truth and Tale to Truth and Tales - hence the discrepancy.

 * 21st May 2017
Giveaway Winner: I offered new subscribers to my newsletter a chance to win a copy of my recent Pirates Truth & Tales. And the winner was (drum roll) Alexis Johnson. I'll be e-mailing you Alexis.

* Tuesday Talk 16th May 2017
My guest today, Melissa Addey, talks about her research and the background to her novel:
"The novel centres around a real woman in China in the 1760s. When the Emperor of China conquered her homeland of Turkestan (now known as Xinjiang), he summoned a local Muslim woman to the Forbidden City to become his concubine.  It seems she was a favourite, being given gifts and promoted before being buried with all due honours on her death many years later. But many legends grew up around her."
Read More:
Finding the Real People Between the Pages of History

Saturday 13th May 2017  
Discovering Diamonds: Book Choice of the Month 

* Tuesday 9th May 2017
Those Troublesome Typos! 'I'd rather readers and reviewers laughed WITH me not AT me!" #RedFace - yes but I'm also the victim of a charlatan 'reviewer' who targets authors to boost his business.  Now ALLi has exposed him - but it doesn't help the typos in my book, alas.
Read the full article HERE

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