Body of Work

To ‘broodle’ is to reflect, think, contemplate – something I do all the time but particularly when walking, exercising or just taking a break. I hope you will find something here to broodle upon…

Beta Readers

Working with beta readers is one of the best things a writer can do to improve their manuscript.

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NANOWRIMO 2020

Good luck to all my writer friends taking part in Nano this year – and why I’m taking this year out…

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Anticipation for Netflix’s Rebecca

Lily James looks as if she might be believable. The first time I read Rebecca, I was immersed so fully that I failed to notice the protagonist had no name – she was me, and I was her.

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The Portal

This poem was written as a personal response to unanswered questions after the death of my step son-in-law.

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Afloat

Poem inspired by a visit to the ‘Brighton Donut’ – a sculpture by Hamish Black.

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Turtles Lesson

Focuses on sea turtles, with optional links to links to literacy activities – letter and story writing.

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Inspiration for Three Faced Doll

My novel Three Faced Doll was inspired by a doll my sister and I shared when were young. The plot developed from broodling about lost sisters, dead twins and madness in my family.

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Three Faced Doll

Ilona, Maya and Khalu are five-year-old triplets. There’s an accident in the playground and shortly afterwards both parents and Khalu are involved in a fatal car crash.

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My Brother’s Dominatrix

When 45-year-old Phil dies of an unexpected heart attack, his straight-laced sister Sarah is shocked to find he’s left everything to his dominatrix.

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