It’s that time of year again! The end of one and the beginning of another year always brings thoughts of change: Losing weight, giving up some evil habit, getting fit often featuring high on people’s lists. After years spent studying and working in the academic world, September probably has more... read more

Happy Christmas

This will be my last post before Christmas, so I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas. I hope wherever you’re spending it, and whoever you’re spending it with, you will have an enjoyable, exciting/peaceful (delete as appropriate), energetic/restful (ditto) time. I hope Father Christmas thinks you have been... read more

Ten Reasons Not to Whinge!

Last week I wrote a really whingey post complaining about Amazon. But I’ve given myself a talking to, dusted myself down, and today I want to redress the balance.  I thought of calling this post ‘Ten Reasons to be Happy’, but that sounds too positive and upbeat for me(!), so... read more

Expect nothing or reach for the stars?

The euphoria generated by the wonderful launch of The Piano Player’s Son has long been tidied away. The book is written, rewritten, published, launched – now what? Sales! I write because – for some perverse reason, I hate it when I’m not writing – but also because I want my... read more