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I am best known for my London wartime books, Lavender Road, Some Sunny Day and On a Wing and a Prayer (originally published by Orion and now available as eBooks), but I have recently enjoyed writing a crime adventure, Slick Deals, which is set against the oil industry. It features the chic city girl Ella Crossley who is forced to join forces with a scruffy laid back American environmentalist Nick Jardine to rescue a kidnapped child. I like writing (and reading) novels where ordinary people are faced with big important issues. Under pressure people often show their true characters.

I have lived in various parts of the world but now I live in West Wales where my husband and I run our small coastal farm as a conservation project. I am a fellow
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In my experience writer's block is something that happens when you haven't planned out your book sufficiently prior to starting to write. My advice to sufferers is to plan your story so that you know at least part of the ending before you start - then it's much easier to keep going because you know where you are headed.(less)
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Lavender Road
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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Some Sunny Day
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1995 — 4 editions
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On a Wing and a Prayer
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2011
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The Art of Loving
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Most writers I know live in a semi-permanent, somewhat schizophrenic state, swinging between confidence and terror. You have to have confidence to write, and especially to show that writing to the world. But on the other hand there is always that insidious thought eating away at you that what you have written is meaningless tosh at the best and total rubbish at the worst.


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