Monday, September 30, 2013

Two More Lovely Reviews ...

... one on The Bookbag and one on Amazon!  The cockles of my heart are well and truly warmed on a rather dreich autumn morning - many thanks!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Weather Report


THE fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Brains, Pains and Monsters

This week I was posting about the brain on Girls Heart Books, about pain in the brain on An Awfully Big Blog Adventure and tomorrow I'll have monsters on the brain at the Dundee Science Centre.


AND I started the week with an extremely excellent time at the Spirit of Moray Book Festival - thank you very much for having me!  Ask me again and I'll be there in the flash of a neuron, and that's a no-brainer - (see what I did there ...)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Season Turns

My cat is starting to grow her fur even softer and warmer.  I'm digging out my ferret suitcase and trying to remember what it's like standing in front of an audience.  I've put several projects on hold - weather witches and the Egyptian book are to be back-burnered for a while - to make room for another story - an experiment I'm giving the next so many* months to.  My poetry mentor, Elizabeth Burns, has sent me her comments on the last tranche of poems, which means I need to absorb the wisdom and get stuck in to another batch.  And the last few days I've had to turn the heating on.

It's autumn.

* A technical term which means "till Christmas but longer if it's going well".  

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


The impressively prolific Karen King has kindly invited me to her blog to do a guest post on and around Slightly Jones and the Case of the Hidden City - right here!

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Agony Aunt

Hanging out with The History Girls this week, posting about my old friend, Agony Aunt Madge.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Two Reviews for Slightly Jones!

Two lovely reviews to warm the cockles of my heart - thank you very much to Read It Daddy! and Parents in Touch for your kind words about Slightly Jones and the Case of the Hidden City.  Absolutely made my day!

Monday, September 02, 2013

The Case of the Hidden City Competition Winners!

Announcing the winners over on Girls Heart Books!