Category Archives: life stuff

Why stories are important, and how fanfiction helped me find myself

  This was my first tattoo: I had it done over a year ago in honour of my pen names. The blue jay needs no explanation, and my fanfiction pen name is a variation of ‘freebird’. I also thought the … Continue reading

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2015: My Year in Review

I saw Leta Blake’s post and thought this was a great idea. New Year is a time for resolutions, but that can often feel like a negative thing where you’re beating yourself up about the stuff you’re doing wrong, and … Continue reading

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Monthly Update and my Not-new, Not-new-year Resolutions

Although it’s not a new year, it is a new academic year. Maybe because I used to be a teacher and I live with a teacher and two school-age kids, September always has a feeling of new beginnings for me. … Continue reading

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Monster Race: My full account (with pics)

For those who haven’t already seen my many photos and posts on Facebook… I DID IT! Here’s my account of the experience along with some photos. The 10km race that I did involved doing two laps of the same course, … Continue reading

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Please help me raise money for the Albert Kennedy Trust!

On Saturday the 1st of November, I’m going to be doing this: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-EFnnDOXbM] *Shudder* I hadn’t actually seen that video before. I went googling looking for images to use in this blog post, and found that. I kind of … Continue reading

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Update – Scotland trip, writing/editing

It’s school holidays here, so the pace of my life is completely different for a couple of weeks. I have less time to focus on work, but I usually try and plan my writing projects to fit around family while … Continue reading

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Update: Release week round up

So, Not Just Friends came out last Monday and it’s been a fun ride.  I’ve been utterly thrilled by the response to the book so far, lots of people have loved Lewis and Max’s story and it’s been amazing reading … Continue reading

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Update: beating the blues, short story contracts etc

I posted a few weeks ago about how I was struggling with anxiety/confidence and it was really getting me down. I had a few weeks of feeling pretty horrible, so I’m happy to report that I’ve been on the up … Continue reading

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Hiding: The Girl on the Window Sill

This is by far the most personal blog post I’ve ever written. All my instincts are screaming at me not to post it. But I think that’s coming from the girl who’s hiding on the window sill. So I guess … Continue reading

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Release day! The Little Things comes full circle

It’s release day for The Little Things! Last November I took part in Nanowrimo in order to draft my first long piece of original fiction. I’d done some planning, I let the characters stew in my head for a while … Continue reading

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