Archive for May, 2010


I have to confess that I have never been a tremendous fan of editing. Of course I would tell you that editing is the most important part, but I would not listen to my own words. Even as a journalist, once my words were on the page, my attention span was elsewhere, and I would […]

Libraries and other stuff…

Two days ago I found myself at Book Expo America giving a talk to a room full of librarians. There were a panel of writers – the lovely Ann Brashares, author of Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (and most recently My Name is Memory), Cory Doctorow, Anne Fortier and Rachel Vincent, and an awful lot […]

Almond rasberry tart

There is an old saying that if you want anything done, ask the busiest person in the room… I think, right now, I may qualify. I am in midst of finalising arrangements for my book tour, am gearing up for the Smalls end of school and the endless celebrations that seem to come with that, […]

Bad Mummy

Amongst the animals that make up our zoo, is Samantha. We call her the bimbo, because she looks gorgeous, but doesn’t have much of a personality. We found her at the vet several years ago. She was eleven at the time, a pure-bred Himalayan with pretty pink ears, who had been abandoned (Clearly they didn’t […]

First fundraiser to launch the book is in Westport, June 15th…

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