My first-born has left home . . . When they first pass you your little bundle of joy and you set eyes on your beautiful, defenceless baby, the idea of them being one day big enough to fend for themselves is so ludicrous that it doesn't even cross your mind. Then, as your baby grows and ... Read More about Empty Nests
Eco wrapping paper is all the rage According to my children, it is my generation that has destroyed the planet and I must therefore take full responsibility for ruining their futures. I tried to tell them that I grew up taking pop bottles back to the shop for the deposit and collecting silver ... Read More about I’m dreaming of a GREEN Christmas!
Hi there As you'll know if you've read my books, I like to ground them in a real location if I can. I hope that this makes them more interesting to read but it also gives me chance to visit lovely places and have good a nose about and that makes them fun to write. Last week, I spent some time ... Read More about My research trip to Southwold
Hi I have big news! I have just signed a new four book deal with my wonderful publishers Lake Union. I'm delighted as you can imagine. The first two books are written and ready to start the editing process. One will come out in the autumn and the second next spring, I hope. And then I need ... Read More about NEW Book Deal!
I'm no gardener. I mean, I do have a garden but it's mainly lawn and a few ill-chosen plants that somehow manage to thrive despite the lack of love and attention. But I do like gardens! Who doesn't? And a girl can dream, right? So off I trundled to Chelsea Flower Show to see how it's meant to be ... Read More about My trip to Chelsea Flower Show