St Helena, Mother of a Roman Emperor, Powerful Empress and … a Nurse.

    Well, it maybe a bit more technical than that but she has popped up in my research for my current Work in Progress, A History of Nursing. Empress Helena (b.248, d.328) was the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine I, also known as Constantine the Great. She is now known as St Helena … Continue reading St Helena, Mother of a Roman Emperor, Powerful Empress and … a Nurse.


The Secret Life of Chepstow

Good morning ... I have been busy looking at setting up a website but unfortunately I am a technophobe! However, at the moment I'm torn between upgrading this blog or starting afresh with Wix. I have found that easy to use so far so we'll see but would be interesting in hearing people's experiences.  For … Continue reading The Secret Life of Chepstow

Writing Tip #3 – Write What You Know (& Love)

Good advice here 🙂

Writing, Work and Wine

Hello my lovelies,

April is zipping by and it won’t be long until May. The sun has been shining, everyone seems happier and I’ve been spending my lunch breaks reading books down by the river. I’m very lucky to have such gorgeous views just two minutes from where I do my day job 🙂


So, it’s time for my next writing tip, and I hope this is one that’ll resonate with people because it’s so bloody hard to get right. When you’re deciding what kind of book you want to write, my advice is this – write what you know and love.


If you write about what you know, it lends an air of authenticity to your book, which in turn makes it believable and allows your readers to connect with the world and the characters you’ve created. Writing what you know can be using anything relevant, such as: –

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The mysterious deserted medieval village of Lancaut, near Chepstow

    Approximately a mile north of Chepstow, on English side of the River Wye and right on the the border of Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire, sit the ruins of an old church, as seen above. It is all that remains of a medieval village, plus a still-working farm further up the hill behind the church; … Continue reading The mysterious deserted medieval village of Lancaut, near Chepstow

Twitter. Finally.

Well, I've avoided it since its inception ... whenever that was. I realise as a professional author it's all part of the marketing business so today I launched my author twitter page, which looks incredibly boring so far. I still don't want a personal one but it's interesting to have a look around, seeing who … Continue reading Twitter. Finally.