It’s 2022! I hope that you all managed to celebrate the festive season in the way that you wished in these strange times and I would like to wish everyone a very Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year. So…what have
Out and About – In Yorkshire Castles!
One sunny early Spring Saturday, Alan and I decided to have a potter around Knaresborough castle. I’d not been there for a long while and had forgotten what a fascinating place it is. The castle became a royal residence in
Newsletter – Number 1
Greetings and welcome to my very first Newsletter. Autumn, when tawny leaves wave goodbye to summer, marks the finale of a year – an ending, but this year for me, it is a new beginning – the start of a
Read my short story – “The Proposal” – FREE!
I invite you to join my mailing list and get free access to this short story. I am currently very busy with a number of new projects, one of which involves the issue of a monthly newsletter, so I would be delighted
Covid induced gardening creativity
The isolation of the last long months in lockdown has had a really negative effect on my writing – something that I never envisaged would happen to me – I became totally demotivated; it wasn’t writer’s block, I just did
Music, Tragedy and Turmoil – Fascinating Facts about Historic Beverley – my favourite Yorkshire town.
A traffic snarl-up in the centre of York last summer led to a spur-of-the-moment decision to abandon a trip to the East Coast and instead to head for one of my favourite places, historic Beverley. Each time I’ve visited, I’ve
Journal of a North Country Lock-down
Journal of a North Country Lock-down. Autumn is well under way, Winter is knocking on our doors – what a strange and frightening year it has turned out to be – with the dreaded Coronavirus rearing its monstrous head at
A Hint of History – Meet the Young Henry VIII & Catherine of Aragon
During the long weeks of Lockdown, I often walked the footpaths that run through the deer park and woods surrounding Fountains Abbey. The abbey itself was closed to visitors but being a local, I know where the public footpaths are
My interview on Romance Author, Elizabeth N Harris’s ‘Helping Indie Authors’ page.
A little while ago, I was delighted to be asked and agreed to do an interview on Elizabeth N Harris’s website – and today she featured me on her ‘Helping Indie Authors‘ Blog as her author of the week. Elizabeth
A Chorus of Seven – newly published
This year we, ‘The Scriveners,’ a group of seven authors, celebrate seven years together. We were established in May 2013, in one of the smallest and most charming Cathedral cities in North Yorkshire, as part of a new branch of