Dublin and a Literary Award

Fur Coat & No Knickers – my short story and poetry anthology was shortlisted for the prestigious CAP Awards,recognised as the leading literary award for independent authors in Ireland.

 

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A Wet Saturday in Leicestershire

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My lovely chum Sarah Houldcroft of VAforAuthors, the virtual assistant for authors, had been in touch asking if I had a children’s short story up my sleeve to ‘donate’ for a new book being published in aid of Diabetes.

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A little trip to Lanzarote

Went to visit my lovely sister Reta in her gorgeous apartment in Lanzarote, time to catch up on a bit of writing, whilst enjoying good food and sunshine. We had a most fabulous time, she is an artist and even had me painting a landscape or two … it was great fun and a real treat.  Read more

UPDATE! February Fizz, Fun and Fiction in aid of HOPE Against Cancer

Follow-up to myself and Lizzie Lamb’s February gig at www.kilworthhousehotel.co.uk on behalf of www.hopeagainstcancer.co.uk (see earlier blog post)

Lovely write up in the Hope Against Cancer magazine … thank you everyone for your wonderful support!

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Fairy Tale of New York

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Summer holidays exist to be savoured long after the local wine has been drunk (why does it never taste the same?) and the freckles have faded and it’s true, memories of happy times in sunnier climes keep us going through the January gloom. Read more

Oscar Nominated

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I’ve always loved Oscar Wilde, a fascinating man whose remarkable personal life sometimes overshadows his literary genius. Not for me, he is without doubt one of the greats, stylish, witty and gifted, I return to his work again and again. Read more

Love Reading Award for latest Novel

Secrets of the Heart by Adrienne VaughanI am delighted to have been shortlisted for the

‘Best Author Published Read 2015’

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Seaside setting for a Scandal

Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey, County Dublin 640Dalkey is a beautiful seaside village on the east coast of Ireland about eight miles south of Dublin and has always been a favoured family resort. As a youngster we lived close enough to pack up Dad’s car and head off, stopping at a shimmering golden beach we called ‘Simon Templar Bay’ to watch speed boats buzzing about on sparkling seas while mom sipped a glass of wine and dad enjoyed a Guinness ‒ happy days.  Read more