I hope you like this opening extract . To set the scene Liddy has just got home when the following happens. She's also recently had some success as a psychologist/investigator by finding a lost dog and working with a tricky racehorse to get it to go into the box. This sets her off to a … Continue reading Missing in Millfield- opening extract!
Just thought you might be interested in meeting the hero or heroine of my book Missing in Millfield, psychologist Liddy Grey.
First of all she’s a UK educational psychologist. I followed the maxim of write what you know. I know about this role as that’s what I do and a very interesting and absorbing job it is too! In the book she is Dr Liddy Grey, ( UK EPs now take a doctoral qualification) but Liddy wears her learning lightly and remains down to earth, grounded and practical. She’s also a bit scatty, rather disorganised but warm, friendly and good at her job.
In a way writing about Liddy was a release from all the sad, serious things I do deal with from time to time, all the tricky meetings, stressed parents and teachers I meet on a daily basis. So she does lots of fun things and has an…
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Thank you very much to all the Beta readers and others who have now commented on my book 'Missing in Millfield'. All your comments and ideas were thoughtful and considered and I am now, having made a few changes, ready to properly release this book on amazon. I was also delighted to get a 5 … Continue reading Missing in Millfield- 5 star review!
One lovely thing about this time of year in the UK is that it's time to get out and about in the garden. This year I'm making a concerted effort with my veg patch, even though I am probably the world's worst gardener and some years produced only enough sprouts, parsnips or beans for a … Continue reading Being the world’s worst gardener can still be therapeutic…
I do enjoy a good funny sign. Actually I saw two , the one above and another which I couldn't photo because my phone was out of charge. The other, seen outside a village pub read, ' FRESHLY SEVERED FOOD!' I later went to a pub called the 'Quiet Woman' which had a board with … Continue reading Funny signs I noticed out and about on the Bank Holiday weekend…
This is a question that I keep asking myself over and over. And here's the thing: I have completed one book in the Liddy Grey Mysteries - 'Missing in Millfield' which roughly went to plan but now I'm struggling with the second, ' Mute in Millfield.' Somehow I don't like the draft at all. I've … Continue reading When should you give up with a book and start another one?
Many people believe that the moon cycle affects our creativity. Certainly it is thought to affect our moods and energy levels. I don't know if you've found this but it might be something worth taking into consideration as you labour away on various creative projects. Here's a few writing prompts to help: New moon- 'I … Continue reading Creativity and the moon cycle.