Hi folks, I’m traveling in June. Off to visit my mum in Israel and then to spend a while with my family in London.
Thus, I won’t be updating this page as much, so I decided to have a June Jamboree sale of my three short story collections. There’s something for everyone here.
WILL THERE BE WATERMELONS ON MARS?
The last thing Susie expected on the morning after the apocalypse was watermelons. The last thing that Na’ima expected was that one day she would be flying to Mars. But Will There Be Watermelons on Mars?
TEA AND DARK CHOCOLATE
Meet a cat called Cecilia, a disgruntled android named Doris, and a weasel called Popgoes and discover that with enough Tea and Dark Chocolate you can achieve anything.
TALES FROM P.A.W.S.
Cats and Wolves and Tegs – Oh my!
Alistair is a werewolf seeking justice. When his mentor sends him on his first mission he knows who the victim must be.
Ramora, is a young girl due to wed a man she hates. Morgana the Teg offers her a way out, but can she be trusted?
Griddlebone was the first experiment. The Nazis never really understood what they’d created. But they learn that one should never underestimate a cat.
Meet Alistair, Ramora, and Griddlebone in three stories from the world of P.A.W.S.
Happy Valentines Day folk and a big welcome to my newsletter subscribers. As a special Valentines gift to all my subscribers (blog and newsletter) I have my little book of silliness, Tea and Dark Chocolate, on sale for just 99 cents/99p from now until Sunday.
I put together this collection of flash fiction and poetry originally for my mother and dedicated to her. My mum does read the P.A.W.S. series and I even created a character for her in Londinium (Shirley the camel), but it’s not quite her normal cup of tea! Tea and Dark Chocolate however thrilled her and made her chuckle. I hope it will do the same for you. The stories can be shared with people of all ages.
Along with the sale I’m also having a trivia contest. Winners of the contest will pick up an audio book of Tea and Dark Chocolate narrated by the awesome English voice actress, Fiona Thraille.
So here’s what you need to do. First, pick up a copy of Tea and Dark Chocolate for just 99 cents. Take your time and enjoy the stories and poems and answer these trivia questions.
- What is the name of the dog that lives with Doris?
- What is the ogre’s name (first and last) in #Ogre troubles?
- In “Snow in Jerusalem” what is the name of Cecilia’s human companion?
Message the answers to me and the first 5 entrants to send me the correct answers will win a copy of the audio book.
It’s nearly November – a good time for a warm beverage and a sweet treat. How about a kindle copy of Tea & Dark Chocolate for just 99 cents?
What the critics say:
“Really enjoyable book. Inspiring, amusing and just a lovely read. Thank you to a fellow tea and dark chocolate lover :)” Jenny
“If you are looking for an excellent collection of short stories to occupy your mind you’ve found it with this book. This a nice variety of fiction to savor during the few quiet moments you steal.” Tammy
Go on spoil yourself! Or for a real treat pick up the audio book narrated by the awesome actress Fiona Thraille.
Over at The Dragon’s Rocketship (the coolest group on Facebook) we’re doing a thing, so I thought I’d share it here too.
So here are seven things you (probably) didn’t know about me as a writer:
- I had my first mention in a publication when I was nine years old. I wrote a story about turning into a ladybird and sent it to the Puffin Post. I sent lots and lots of stories and poems to the Puffin Post, but this was the only one that got a mention.
- I wrote a series of novels at about the same age in exercise books. I even still remember the titles: Rodney and Me (Rodney was a big Old English Sheepdog that hung around our school playground), The Day the Workman Came (based on the time the workman dug up our school playground), The School Flood (Barking, where I grew up was in a flood zone, so we had drills – Back then I thought it would be cool to have a flood!) and Parents Week (when the parents got to go to school instead of the kids.)
- I won a poetry contest run by my Sunday School about eating Kosher food – I remember the first line of the poem – “You always must try to keep Kosher, whether you’re in Paris or Nova Scotia!”
- I used to keep diaries all the way through Senior School and College, then one day after I’d broken up with my boyfriend I tore up and threw away the whole lot! (My mum on the other hand kept her teenage diary and I found it when I was cleaning out her house – she let me keep it and today it’s one of my greatest treasures – she even wrote some stories in the back of her diary.)
- In my adult years I started many novels, but never finished any of them. There was one fantasy novel I might go back to some time (if I can find the exercise books it was written in), I remember it had a very funny vegetarian ogre in it.
- I am a cancer survivor – It was going through cancer treatment that made me start taking my writing seriously. I realized that if I really wanted to finish a novel (and maybe be published) I couldn’t wait – none of us know how long we have on this Earth.
- I’m addicted to tea which I drink hot, strong, and with milk (though it doesn’t have to be Earl Grey!). I make many many mugs of it during each day and can’t write (or think) without a mug of tea close by.
So there you have it – think I’m going to get myself a new mug of tea now . . .