Category Archive for: ‘family’

Are you a character person or an action person?

  I’m a character person. I love characters, especially those who rise above what life has delivered them. And witty characters – I wish I could write them better – like the character of Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downtown Abbey played by the consummate Maggie Smith. But since I can’t write ‘witty’ well enough to please me, I’m left …

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My Seat at the Round Table Discussion – Historical Fiction rocks.

I was asked to answer a series of fascinating questions about historical fiction. You can check out my answers where they appear with those of several other authors on Sophie Schiller’s Historical Fiction Round Table. This quote by GK Chesterton almost matches word for the word what I said at the Round Table discussion. My books are all about those …

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Impressive and captivating

Thanks to the rain, we changed our plans and headed to Dunedin to do indoor activities. Yesterday, it was the art gallery and seeing up close the original paintings of Francis Hodgkins, who is mentioned in ‘The Cornish Knot’. I was so pleased to see the Mother and Child painting that inspired much of the background to the story. Then we …

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Challenge Seven of the 9-week book challenge

Don’t panic – you still have twenty-one days until Christmas and the shops are open seven days a week and the internet 24 hours every day. I hope your reading pile is growing. Lots of seven’s this week. Challenge 7 posted on the 7th at 7am talking about 7-day shopping. Who has the lucky number 7? This challenge could be just …

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Your chance to win

Did you know… The Girl from County Clare is on a Goodreads giveaway for a limited time. Enter here for your chance to Win. Not a member? That’s not a problem. It’s free to join Goodreads, just sign up and you too could have the chance to win this latest release in The PastFinders series. Good luck. Like making lace …

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