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Born the same year as the Russians launched Sputnik, I confidently expected that by the time I reached adulthood, the human race would have a pioneer colony on the Moon and be heading off towards Mars. So I was at a loss to know what to do once I realised the Final Frontier wasn’t an option and rather lost my head - I tried a lot of jobs I didn’t and married a totally unsuitable man.

Now I've finally come to terms with the fact that I’ll never leave Earth, I have a lovely time writing science fiction novels and teaching Creative Writing at Northbrook College in Worthing. I live in Littlehampton on the English south coast with a wonderful husband and a ridiculous number of books.

 

 

 

Recent Blog Posts

  

Can’t-Wait Wednesday

19 June

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. This week’s Can’t-Wait offering: The Mummy of Mayfair – Book 2 of The Irregular Detective Mystery series by Jeri Westerson – release date 2nd July, 2024
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Review of NETGALLEY arc I’m Afraid You’ve Got Dragons by Peter S. Beagle

18 June

It was the title that snagged my attention with this offering. And that eye-catching cover – after all… dragons, people! I’ve heard of Beagle, but never read any of his writing so was intrigued to tuck into this one.
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Castellan the Black and his Wise Draconic Tips on Life

15 June

There are all sorts of silly stories surrounding Truthseers. But whatever you do, if you encounter one of these rare, talented dragons – treat them with respect. They’ve ways to make you very sorry if you don’t.
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Review of NETGALLEY arc How To Become a Dark Lord and Die Trying – Book 1 of the Dark Lord Davi series by Django Wexler

15 June

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Wexler’s writing in the past, having read the first two books in his excellent Muskets and Magic series, The Shadow Campaign – read my reviews of The Thousand Names and The Shadow Throne. I’ve also enjoyed his children’s book The Forbidden Library. So when I saw this offering on Netgalley and read the blurb I immediately requested it and was delighted to get hold of a copy.
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Can’t-Wait Wednesday

12 June

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. This week’s Can’t-Wait offering: Running Close to the Wind by Alexandra Rowland – release date 13th June 2024
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Review of NETGALLEY arc Elusive – Book 2 of the Scarlet Revolution series by Genevieve Cogman

10 June

I am a solid fan of Cogman’s The Invisible Library series – see my reviews of The Invisible Library, The Masked City, The Secret Chapter, The Dark Archive, The Lost Plot and The Untold Story. So I was delighted to get hold of first book in this intriguing series, Scarlet, and was blown away by it. I’ve been looking forward to getting hold of this one ever since.
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