My Favourite Travel Photos of 2016

My Favourite Travel Photos of 2016

My partner works in international development, which means I am fortunate to be able to join her from time to time in exotic locations and indulge my passion for photography. In 2016 I have visited Morocco, Bali (twice) and Timor Leste. With some difficulty, I have chosen my ten favourite photographs from these trips. I […] more…
Rick’s Café, Casablanca: You Must Remember This…

Rick’s Café, Casablanca: You Must Remember This…

One of the highlights of my visit to Casablanca in 2016 was a visit to Rick’s Café, a recreation of the bar made famous by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the 1942 film, Casablanca. Recreation is an accurate word: the film was made almost entirely in a Hollywood lot and the actual bar the […] more…
The Invisible College Trilogy Available from Essex Libraries

The Invisible College Trilogy Available from Essex Libraries

For those who would like to borrow The Invisible College Trilogy, all three books (They Do Things Differently Here, Dust and Shadows, A Perilous Journey) are available from Essex Libraries. Shown here at Chelmsford Library. more…
Book Signing: Waterstones Colchester, Saturday 8th April

Book Signing: Waterstones Colchester, Saturday 8th April

Thoroughly enjoyed meeting and chatting with YA and adult readers at  my signing event for The Invisible College Trilogy at Waterstones, Colchester High Street, on Saturday 8th April. The friendly helpful staff made it a pleasurable experience. I am delighted that the manager has asked me to return. more…
More Essex Bookshops to Stock The Invisible College Trilogy

More Essex Bookshops to Stock The Invisible College Trilogy

A good week on the marketing front. With my Essex Book Festival talks at the Essex Authors’ Day and the Southend Area Local Authors’ Day just two weeks away (18th/19th March) I am delighted that several more Essex bookshops have agreed to stock titles in The Invisible College Trilogy. Waterstones, Southend-on-Sea, has agreed to stock all three titles (They Do Things Differently […] more…
SALAD: Southend Area Local Authors’ Day 18-19 March 2017

SALAD: Southend Area Local Authors’ Day 18-19 March 2017

Described in the Essex Book Festival programme as: ‘A weekend of talks, storytelling, readings and workshops by very talented and colourful local authors, whose work spans a wide variety of genres, from local history, fiction and non- fiction, to fantasy, science fiction and children’s books.’   An enjoyable weekend, which I hope will become an […] more…
Essex Book Festival: Local Authors’ Day Saturday 18th March

Essex Book Festival: Local Authors’ Day Saturday 18th March

On Saturday 18th March, at Chelmsford library, the Essex Book Festival hosted a Local Authors’ Day, including workshops, readings by 35 local writers, with stalls and signing sessions throughout the day. I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the event, opening the readings at 10am and following with a talk on writing for young adults at midday, before dashing […] more…
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